I had the opportunity to participate in a life/career coaching training and learned many valuable lessons as I was working with people around their goals and aspirations. During the training, the trainer made a suggestion that resonated with me. She suggested to never tell people what to do when you work with them. The reason for this is you never want people to come back and blame you for the decisions they make!
Recently I’ve been in situations with people that needed to make their mind up about their lives. The scripture that continued to come to mind is found in Romans 14:5 (KJV) that says, “One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.”
In my life there has been so many instances where I have wanted to control a situation or people. I’ve stepped over the boundaries by telling people what they should do but people have to be fully persuaded in their own mind. As the gospel of Jesus is shared with others, our responsibility is to do just that, share it. People can choose and decide what they want to do with the Gospel once they hear it.
Revelation 3:20 (KJV) “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” God will continue to knock because He loves us. He wants to give us life and life more abundantly. He will use all kinds of things to speak to us to get our attention, but ultimately we will have to let Him in, we have to open the door of our hearts. He is not going to break down the door!
John 14:6 (ESV) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Let us share the good news, Jesus, as the way and allow people to accept Him as their truth.