Are you looking to deepen your relationship with God and answer His call to share the gospel? If so, adopting an Isaiah 6:8 attitude may be just what you need. This verse shows us that God seeks willing hearts to serve Him and carry out His will. As Jesus followers, we should be willing to do whatever God asks us to do, including sharing the gospel.
Let’s explore the motivations behind why people share the gospel and how we can have a complete willingness to do God’s will. By surrendering our own wills to God and trusting in His guidance, we can become messengers for Christ and carry out the Great Commission with love and faith.
Isaiah 6:8 demonstrates that God looks for those with a willing heart to reveal themselves and carry out His work. He desires to reach the world through willing people, not robots or forced servants. As Matthew 28:19-20 commands us to “Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations,” many missionaries, Christian organizations, and outreach ministries use these verses in their ministry as Jesus’s command for sharing the gospel with their neighbors, both near and far.
However, it’s crucial to consider the motivations behind why people share the gospel. There are two different motivations: obligation and complete willingness. While someone may feel both completely willing and obligated to share the gospel, sharing the gospel solely out of a sense of obligation is worldly. This motivation stems from guilt or our obligations to do good works for God and not the love of Christ.
In contrast, complete willingness involves surrendering our own will to God. Sharing the gospel with this motivation is still a work, but it stems from faith and not for the sake of the work alone.
So, how can we have an Isaiah 6:8 attitude and share the gospel with complete willingness? First, we must have a heart that has been in the presence of God. We need to come before God in humility, acknowledging our own sinfulness and asking Him to transform our hearts. Secondly, we must listen for God’s call and answer it like Isaiah did with “Here am I. Send me.” We should not hesitate to answer God’s call and be ready to do whatever He asks of us. Third, we must wait for God to send us. We should not be quick to say “Here I am, I will go,” but instead wait for the Lord to send us. We must have complete willingness to share the gospel. This involves surrendering our own will to God and trusting that He will guide us.
Sharing the gospel with complete willingness should originate from our faith and love for Christ. Therefore, let us aim to have an Isaiah 6:8 attitude by seeking a heart that has been in God’s presence, listening for His call, waiting for Him to send us, and sharing the gospel with complete willingness. May we humbly surrender our wills to God and trust Him to guide us as we fulfill His will.
If you are feeling led to share the Gospel in unreached areas of the world, read Charles’ story and find out how you can create your own story and lead others to have their life changed by Christ.