Not About the Numbers

When we think of worship nights, sermons, Christian concerts, etc… we think of many people. My heart is for ministering to other people and leading others into worship, but sometimes I (or we) can get wrapped up in the numbers. How many people raised their hand? How many people came? How many people looked like they were entering in to God’s presence? How many? I catch myself asking these questions. Sometimes we can get wrapped up in the numbers or the group, but we don’t focus on the individual. How was this specific person’s life changed? That is the question we should be asking. Is this person smiling ear to ear because of something God did through this ministry?

These past few months, God has been slowly teaching me it is not the numbers. Yes, He knows my heart. I want to impact as many people as I can and share the love of God with them so that they may know the Lord more and more. He knows that and He has said, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20) Yes, He wants us to go out to minister and make disciples! He wants us to lead others into worship, but the thing he has been teaching me is that it starts with the one.

God places everyone in your path for a reason; whether it be one or one thousand. Each person has a different story and a different walk. God has something planned special for every single person.  The numbers don’t matter, it is the person that matters. When that person accepts God, has a love encounter, feels God’s presence, etc… that is the win.

So remember, God is in control and you are NOT. It is our job to minister and speak to those God puts in our path, God has it from there.

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