You get one shot at most moments in this life time. You get many moments to share, but those which will stand out above all others - they are single moments stitched into the pattern of many.
So, what happens when we have that one moment when we have the opportunity to share Jesus with someone and we miss it?
We chicken out, we feel unsure, we doubt ourselves we don't have faith? Do we get that moment again? No, not THAT moment but perhaps another. And perhaps not.
This is why I believe it is important in our daily walk, to walk as though we might be IN THAT MOMENT and not even realize it. Do you ever wonder? After my friend and I left the Rockin' Worship Roadshow a few weeks back as we walked out their was a group of "Christian's" with signs on them stating their faith in God and His coming back. On the other side were a group of non believers. In the moments we stood there we witnessed the worst example of Christ in skin.... The "Christian" crew was yelling and shouting back at the non believer and not in an excited for Jesus kinda way. As in a I KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT YOU ARE WRONG kinda way. The non believers egged them on, shouting things back. It was ugly. The most ugly part of the situation, and there were many! Was when a "Christian" man yelled at the non believer "YOU ARE STUPID" and he didn't stop there, it went on and on and on. My friend & I were speechless. Wanting to say or do something to show not only the non believer but the "Christian" something which would be reflective of following Jesus. So we did. We walked away.
I shared with my friend as we walked that "Christian" does not believe and serve the same Jesus I do. Because my Jesus wouldn't have yelled, shouted or screamed at the non believer and by no form would my Jesus have ever called him stupid. I shared with my friend, it broke my heart because that sincerely could have been the one shot to share with the non believer and here this group, professing to be Christian's were acting as anything but. They were mean spirited, hurtful, hateful and without love. My Jesus is not that.
They missed their moment, and they clearly have missed many messages on what it means to serve others, to show compassion, to love without conditions and to be mindful of our actions and reactions.
Today as we moved through our daily routines this week, let us pause and think about the moments, those one time shots - be it a moment shared with a stranger, a co worker, a child, a spouse, a friend. Let us be mindful of the moments which are stitched together and have much opportunity for being a BIGGER moment in life.
whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked. 1 John 2:6