As member of my school netball team I took the position of being in Goal Attack position.
The game starts off with the centre in the middle; they have a choice of throwing to the Wing Attack or the Goal Attack which then is passed to the Goal Shooter to score a point. Goal Attack is also given the privilege of attempting a goal shot. Oftentimes, if the GA waits the shot attempts do not arise. I found out early on that I must attack and not leave it to others to pass the ball to bring the goals in.
So too in the Christian life. While family members can form an evangelistic outreach team to other members of the pre-believing family, somebody has to take the effort to score the goal and bring the sinner in repentance to God. We cannot wait for one another and let it be everybody’s responsibility with nobody taking responsibility. That often happens when a family member is at death’s door and slips away without being reconciled to God because nobody had taken the effort to finally reap the harvest. We know it is the Holy Spirit that draws people to Christ. However the non-believer needs to be prepared to receive Jesus Christ as Savior with the Holy Spirit’s wooing.
Let us be the one to bring peace to those who need peace just as Jesus did. Are you the privileged one to score that one for Jesus? Do not delay as time and tide waits for no man.
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on Me, because the LORD has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and freedom to the prisoners,