Goodwill Ambassador for Christ
Updated: Jan 31, 2021
What does a Goodwill Ambassador for Christ look like? Perfect, no flaws, smug? Better than the average person? A person with the authority to pass judgment on others? Hummm….what does a GAC look like? Well I can tell you a GAC doesn’t look like the above description. A GAC knows what it feels like to be broken and overwhelmed. A GAC knows the destructive nature of pride, futility of arrogance and the value of humility. The GAC doesn’t necessarily know more but they feel more…more compassion, more empathy and sometimes more pain. A GAC knows what it’s like to get distracted, sidetracked and abused by the cares of this world. A GAC knows anger, disappointment, defeat and shame. A GAC knows loneliness, desperation and despair. A GAC knows what it’s like to be ostracized, judged and ridiculed. A GAC knows about disillusionment and offense. Yes, a GAC knows. Oh but isn’t God good?!! All the things that the world would tell you disqualifies you are the very things God uses to qualify you. So lift your head high and hold on to the other side of what you know and get ready to be used.
Oh and if you need a little reminder (and we all do sometimes) here’s just a few of the things on the other side of what you already know:
You know that God will never leave you nor forsake you because you felt His presence in the hardest of circumstances and He had your back. You know that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him because you know where your help comes from and you’ve been blessed. You know that they will surely gather together but if God is for you who can be against you…you know that in the face of God, opposition doesn’t matter because He is omnipotent. You know that he who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ… knowing this allows you to get out of God’s way and give others a chance to grow…you know you are the child of the Most High with rights and privileges of being righteous through Jesus Christ….because He died to make it so.
Life can be tough and regret even tougher let everything you’ve been through prepare you for where you’re going instead of keeping you stuck where you are. God has a purpose and a plan and you are the one he chose to get it done. No, we are not perfect but we can all learn and grow when we choose to. We just have to be ready to change and motivated to do better. Paul speaks to not having attained but still striving
12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing “I do,” forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you. 16 Nevertheless, to “the degree” that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule let us be of the same mind.
And finally when you feel disqualified and reminded of all you lack and where you fall short just trust again what Paul says…
Philippians 4: 11-13:
11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Use your gift Beloved…. because you are already qualified to be a GAC.
With Love, Ms. Wanda, GAC