Give Up Your Small Ambitions!

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Well, I do not believe everything Francis Xavier stands for, but his call is clear. Let’s break down his statement:

  • Tell the students

He says to tell the students. I am speaking to the youth here, you, young people. You who are studying. You who have the energy. You who can still remember the Creator. (Ecclesiastes 12:1) You who have your whole life before you. You young people who haven’t decided what to do with your life.

  • To give up their small ambitions

Give up your small ambitions! Give up. Give up your dreams and ambitions. Give up your dream to be a star sportsman. Give up your dream to marry a rich person and live a life of luxury. Give up your ambition to be doctor, a pilot, a lawyer. Give them all up. Those ambitions are far smaller compared to the fact that Christ needs young men and women to serve Him! I was talking to a group of young people sometime back. Those who know me and read this might remember the time. Everyone talked about what they wanted to be when they grew up. I simply asked, ” Who wants to serve God full-time?” Well, people say, I can serve God at my secular job. I can share the Gospel with my colleagues. I want to tell you young people. ANYONE. ANYONE can be a lawyer, doctor, pilot, engineer, sportsman, journalist, salesman. But only a Christian, can be a pastor. Only a Christian can be a Christian schoolteacher. Only a Christian can be a full-time Christian worker. Only a Christian can share the Gospel. The world has their doctors, their lawyers, their sportsmen. Luke 9:60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.   I am not saying that all Christians must go into the full-time. I am saying, consider carefully, young people. Is your life ambition larger than the cause of Christ? God can call you to be a doctor, lawyer, or pilot. If He does, by all means, follow His will. But have you considered serving God full-time? Has it even crossed your mind that thousands are dying, going to hell? After talking to this group of youth, I got a message from one of them, telling me that this particular person had personally never seriously considered life’s ambition. Many youth wander around aimlessly in life. They have no real goal.

  • Come eastward to preach the Gospel of Christ

Catholicism exploded because of Francis Xavier. Christianity today needs people like him, but spreading the truth, not error. Francis Xavier was a member of the most zealous sects of Catholicism, the order of the Jesuits, to which the current Pope, Francis I belongs to. The Jesuits had the missionary zeal. Have we lost this zeal as Christians? The Jesuits are in the deep mire of error, with doctrine from hell. But we have the truth. What are we doing to preach the Gospel of Christ? Are we ready, as youth, to give up our small ambitions, and go and preach the Gospel of Christ? Are you ready? Jesus gave us His mandate:  Matthew 28:18-20
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 

I will close this post with a poem I wrote:

Who will go?

There are may be one still untold,

Of the glad tidings we know,

There may be one who is dying,

There may be who is crying,

Who will go?

There may be ten still unreached,

With the Gospel not preached,

There may be ten in despair,

There may be ten who need care,

Who will go?

There are hundreds in anguish,

With no Gospel to cherish,

There are hundreds who have gone,

To the fires not warned,

Who will go?

Thousands are lying,

On their death beds dying,

Thousands are hopeless

Thousands are clueless

Who will go?

Who will go,

And tell the story,

Of the One who died on Calvary?

Who will go?

Will you go?

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