A part of being God’s ambassador and by being a new creation in Christ is that we redirect our confidence away from ourselves and place it squarely in the power of God’s Word.
Sharing the message of reconciliation between God and all people is really not about us, but about God. As a result, we can place our whole confidence in the power of the message, not ourselves. We withstand the temptation to judge the effectiveness of the message, by how a person responds. Some will accept God’s message, most will reject it. Our job as God’s ambassadors is to simply deliver the message trusting God’s promises that His Word is at work.
It’s like a good farmer who plants their seed in the spring. He has great confidence that those seeds he planted will turn into a crop. With that same trust and confidence, God’s ambassadors know that every time we share a message of what Christ has already done for us, we plant seeds in the hearts of souls expecting a harvest according to God’s timing. With eager expectation we can boldly deliver messages that rely solely on the power of God’s Word — leaving the results to God for that is His business.
Consider the following verses.
Romans 1:16-17: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
Isaiah 55:10-11: “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”
We can go to the Lord in prayer with praise and thanksgiving for His powerful Word and wonderful promises.
“Lord, as we come before you with thanksgiving for being commissioned to share your message. We give you praise that we can place our complete confidence and trust in the power of your Word. As we trust in the wonderful promise that we are 100% forgiven and fully accepted by you as your dear child, we trust that your Word alone is what creates the same faith in others. Thank you Lord, Amen.”