My goal for The Everyday Club was to not miss one day in 2009 in handing out Gospel tracts or witnessing to an individual. It’s a do-able goal; it takes a little discipline, though, to keep my mind on the straight and narrow, to focus on the prize.
I will not miss one day. I will not miss one day.
At 11:20PM Wednesday night I was having a little snack at the kitchen table, having had a long day at the office. It suddenly dawned on me: I had not handed out one Gospel tract; I had not spoken to anyone about the Lord. What about my goal? My plans? My, my, my….
I went to bed.
It’s kind of ironic… If I had gotten up to leave the house to hand out a tract, or force a conversation with someone, it would have been my flesh, my pride, not the glory of God motivating me to fulfill my commitment. I wanted a perfect record. I wanted to be able to say that I went the entire year without missing an opportunity to witness of Jesus Christ. No more. I will have to settle with missing one day out of the entire year. No more perfect record, but a little more humility.
At 11:30PM Friday night, head on my pillow and half asleep, I woke with a start.
Make it two missed days in 2009.