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I really needed this reminder of Urgency today. Urgency has always been something that’s kind of came and gone in spells for me and if I’m being honest, I haven’t been very urgent about spreading the gospel lately. These videos gave me a wake up call that I needed.

Often times I feel that God is calling me to do something, but I put it off until the next day or next week and approach with an “I’ll do it when I have time” mentality. But I’ve began to learn that there never is enough time and that you have to choose what you’re going to give your time to. If there is one thing that gets a portion of my time it should be the mission that God has called me to. It’s more important than any homework assignment, class grade, hobby, sport, job, or club that fights for my time.

A quote from the video that really stuck with me today is, “The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized within the lifetime of the opportunity.”

It reminded me that when I feel the Holy Spirit prompting me to do something it’s because the hearts of those around me have been being prepared as well. The Holy Spirit’s prompting is so much more than just the prompting of my heart, it’s the prompting of my heart at the same time that the Spirit’s been prompting and preparing the hearts of those around me and to delay my response to the Spirit could mean missing the “lifetime of the opportunity” given to me.

I’ll leave you with these verses from Esther that kind of go along with this idea for me…

Esther was contemplating whether she was going to risk her life and go to the king on behalf of the Jews, or not, and Mordecai challenged her with these words of urgency…

“For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise from the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

Esther 4:14

God’s will is God’s will. He gives us the opportunities to be apart of it. When opportunities arise I don’t want to pass them on. I want to be apart of his kingdom purpose, now I need to live like it.

P.S. Good News! I met with my prayer partner, Annie, this morning and she began the challenge today!

Hannah Sheppeck

Author Hannah Sheppeck

Hey I'm Hannah! I'm an 18 year old getting ready to begin my freshman year of College as an Electronic Arts - Video Studies major. I love painting and being creative, playing Just Dance with my two little sisters, and eating Ben & Jerry's ice cream while having heart to hearts with my friends. I'm passionate about advancing the Gospel and sharing the love of Christ. I believe we all have a part to play in the Great Commission now matter how young, old, or inadequate we all might be and I'm excited to begin this disciple making journey!

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  • Doug Lucas says:

    Great thoughts from Esther, Hannah. And sooooooo exciting that you found Annie and she agreed to sign up for the 30-Day Challenge too! Awesome!!!