Wow, that’s a mouthful, isn’t it? Ambassadorship. But such an interesting word!
A few years back I was at a prayer meeting, and one gal said that she had a word from God that she felt she needed to share. Now let me just go on record that when I hear that phrase, sometimes I get tingly. Is it for me?
If I do feel like it might be something for me (perhaps something I’ve been praying about), I’ll take it before the Lord and ask for confirmation. That’s always important – we need to test all things according to the word of God (1 Thessalonians 5:19-22).
So anyway, these are the words this gal shared: “I’m going to make you an ambassador for Christ.”
Now when she said this, immediately one sweet gal started clapping for she definitely felt like the words were for her, but as I sat there I started feeling like it was for me also. Was it?
After that I went before my Father and had some quiet time. Lord, is this for me? If so, may I never be fearful of what’s before me. Break every chain that’s binding me; break everything that is making me hold onto things I shouldn’t. Help me to trust you more. May I step willingly into the ambassadorship that I believe you are calling me into. You state that Your word cannot be chained [2 Timothy 2:9]. Use me, Lord.
These thoughts stayed with me for a couple of days, and I found myself praying often that I’d remember I’m a new creation in Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17), and that I should never be afraid to live in that confidence.
A couple nights later I awoke in the middle of the night, and I found myself praying over and over for my Lord to break down any walls that were still hindering me from hearing Him clearly in my life.
The next morning I started thinking about when the wall of Jericho fell, and how when it fell the people devoted everything to the Lord (Joshua 6:17, 21).
I want to be totally devoted to You, Lord…
So, let’s circle back to the title of this post, “Ambassadorship.” What does being an ambassador mean anyway?
Dictionary.com has a couple definitions I really like: “
Think about this for a moment. Are not all believers in Jesus ambassadors of the highest ranking? We, after all, are children of the King of Kings (1 John 3:1)! There isn’t a greater honor than that. God, the creator of the universe, calls us who believe in Jesus Christ His children. We are diplomats!
And, as God’s diplomats, we are messengers and representatives of Him. Just as an ambassador of the United States represents our country, God has called us to “go and make disciples of all the nations” (Matthew 28:19-20) – it’s His great commission to us! We are representatives of the highest calling.
All of us have moments when we get caught up in way too much stuff, don’t we? Hebrews 12:1 tells us to get rid of all the stuff weighing us down – things that are keeping us from running God’s race with perseverance and endurance.
Think of it this way: If you’re a marathon runner, your jaunt to the finish line is going to be a lot slower if you have weights on your ankles. Lose the weights! Remove those things from your life which are holding you down, so you can concentrate on being an ambassador for Jesus.
Also remember – there are different ways to fulfill your job as an ambassador. Whether you’re a full-time mom, or a CEO of a company, God has you where you are for a reason and for a season. Use your time where He has you to touch as many people as you can. You are special!