I grew up playing baseball, and now as a dad, I’m on the other side. My son’s t-ball team knows me as “Coach Kevin.” Among the many things I’ve learned about baseball throughout the years is the part of the bat called “the sweet spot.” It’s the area on the bat that makes the greatest impact with the ball. You can hit the ball almost anywhere on the bat, but the sweet spot will send it the furthest.
Similarly, within the church, all Christians have a “sweet spot” — an area that will give you the greatest, longest-lasting impact. In Acts 13, Paul finds his sweet spot as he and Barnabas are set apart and sent out on their first missionary journey.
Paul was radically saved from a self-centered life of persecuting and killing Christians. Wasn’t that enough? Why did he need to launch out and travel around the world with the Gospel? Paul recognized and stepped into a truth many Christians fail to realize: we weren’t just saved from punishment; we were saved for a purpose.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
— Ephesians 2:10 (ESV) —
Unfortunately, many Christians settle for a half-life. They are thankful for what God saved them from, but put no effort into finding or fulfilling what they were saved for. This is tragic.
God has not only saved us from punishment in hell, but He has saved us for a purpose on earth. It’s time to step into that sweet spot where we will have the greatest, longest-lasting impact. Don’t miss out!
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