What does it mean to be ALL IN for Jesus?
First, it means accepting the four calls God places on our lives – The call to be saved, the call to be holy, the call to be of service, and the call to suffer.
Next, we need to be a bridge to help people get from where they are to where God wants them to be.
Being ALL IN as a Christian also means that we face four challenges, but thankfully, God is a promise-keeper!
CHALLENGE #1: GIVE UP MY CONTROL
Don’t wait to obey; follow Jesus today.
When Jesus called to the fishermen to lay down their nets and follow Him, they did so immediately, without hesitation.
Delayed obedience is disobedience.
Don’t hold anything back when following Jesus.
We are more willing to jump ALL IN when our Father is waiting to catch us.
CHALLENGE #2: TAKE UP GOD'S PLAN FOR ME
Ask. Listen. Wait. Act.
Ask God what His plan is for our lives, then take time to listen. Wait on Him before taking action on your own, then when God tells you to go, you go.
Don’t compare ourselves to others.
We all have different gifts, and God has equipped us each differently.
Do what we know to do today; don’t worry about tomorrow.
Too often we want God to reveal the whole plan, but God only gives us what He wants us to do right now.
CHALLENGE #3: STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT
CHALLENGE #4: RE-UP WHEN I MESS UP
Come clean about our sin.
God already knows our sin. We must confess it.
Ask God and others for forgiveness.
We need to recognize our sin.
Take responsibility for our sin and don’t make excuses.
Take ownership of your own sin.
Accept God’s forgiveness.
We can’t hold onto the guilt. When God forgives, He forgives completely.
Ask God for a fresh start.
Ask God for restoration.
Allow God to use our past failure’s for other people’s good.
PROMISE: ONE DAY I WILL BE CALLED UP
When Jesus returns, we will be called up to join Him for all eternity!