We authors think we’re special, and we are. But as Christians, the authors’ Great Commission is the same as everyone else’s.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” — Matthew 28:19-20 MEV
The authors’ Great Commission is to make disciples in all nations
The closest modern concept is mentoring. Discipling is letting a person follow you around so he or she can learn to know Jesus, and walk in the Spirit, by absorbing your example. It’s hard to find disciples—even more difficult to be the example they need to become strong believers themselves.
Don’t think your call to write exempts you
This is the mission given by Jesus to His bride. As a submissive fiancée, our response is to be, “Yes, sir!”, and then get to it. Our lives are about spreading the Gospel. If the Lord calls you to write, your mission field is your readers.
What does that mean? Only you can answer that. Your readers/ followers/ friends are those that the Lord gives you to influence, teach, and lead into worship. Your FB posts matter. Your tweets deserve prayer before you write them and especially before you send them out into the tweetosphere or whatever they’re calling it today. Your blog posts are a serious trust as you invest yourself into the lives of your followers.
The authors’ great commission is the core of the call the Lord gave you. Pray for the Holy Spirit to show you how to make it work in your life.
What are you doing with the authors’ Great Commission in your life and ministry?