Every one loves the series The apprentice as well as the main man – Donald Thrump, but one of the most iconic things about the TV reality show is how contestants get booted out of the show with these words – “You are fired” immediately you see the “victim” look sad, disappointed as he or she leave the venue, they had come to represent either a city or a people even though they came alone, they had failed to win the prize, they had not succeeded in their estate, this is the similar way many are kicked out of the race of salvation everyday by doing things not in line with the rules of the one who has called them.
Like these contestants, an ambassador is not to speak of himself but must speak according to what his home country permits him to speak, that’s the rule, the day he violates that rule he is withdrawn from service by his home country.
As an ambassador, there are provisions from the home state irrespective of what is needed, even security is provided as diplomatic immunity. All in a bid to make the diplomat comfortable in the discharge of his duties. He therefore, is not just a representative of a nation in a foreign land, he or she is the president of the nation in that land assigned to him or her, he exercises the same right of the president of his home country and enjoys equally the respect accorded the president of his nation in that foreign state.
For him to do well he must be well acquainted with the policies guiding his country, the constitution he must be well versed and the belief system of the ruling government he must be fully loyal. When he goes against any of these it poses a threat to his home country and is seen as rebellion and is declared though not openly an enemy of the state by his home government after which he is quickly called back to his own country and discharged – he has not represented the interests of his government well in the place of his assignment.
This is the possible scenario with many today, who do not know the source and purpose of their prosperity, providence and grace, many of whom have taken the glory of their maker and ascribed it to their education, mental prowess or even their erudition, and as such when asked to give account of the true God they give that account based on head knowledge and not according to revelation knowledge of the Creator.
You see, for us to change our world and lead men and women to Christ and be able to leave worthy legacies for generations to come there needs to be a deliberate, determined and conscious effort to move from just going to church and professing to be a believer to developing a deep relationship with the Holy Spirit, this together with a sound understanding of God’s word – the bible. This is what everyone of us needs at such a time as this when many seek answers to troubling, mind bugling questions, we cannot continue to make excuses that the creator of mankind will understand the we are lacking in this or that, that’s just like saying your home country is incompetent to handle issues of national concern and global relevance.
Let everyone who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ step up to the plate, knowing that we all are called to be ambassadors on this earth to represent God and to give Him glory be doing what He says, in his own way – nothing being done by us having ‘self’ pasted on it rather doing His own will, and his alone. Doing this commands the response of our creator to matters that affect our lives as well as those who are connected to us, doing this guarantees us security, true security in a violence ridden, insecure world. Doing this also ensures our needs are sufficiently met, so that we can boldly say to those who listen to us that the Lord my God is with me, what can any man do to me?
Speaking what the home country wants – in this case the Kingdom of Heaven where God dwells, and where Jesus Christ mediates on our behalf, is what keeps us fresh everyday and keeps people coming back to know more about the creator of the universe, it causes all to look to God for answers, to surrender their lives in repentance to Jesus Christ, God’s Son as well as to grow in loving relationship with the Holy spirit who passionately desires to teach us all things, guiding us into all of them in love (and sometimes in chastisement) J
Life especially as an ambassador is worthless without understanding the purpose of it. The creator of mankind had a purpose for everything he created, and it is your right to ask to know why he created you as a human being and not an animal, why you are a citizen of your country and not of another country. The confirmation of God’s purposes for your life I believe will propel not just you but everyone who desires to know him more to a deeper knowledge as to who the creator truly is, his nature, his character, his ways and his methods of doing things. This knowledge will help you serve humanity better not as just ordinary person rather as ordinary people with dispensing to mankind the beauties and radiance of an extra-ordinary God.
I therefore urge you today, be diligent to know your creator’s purpose for creating you and fulfil that purpose, be a good ambassador today for you maker, or be fired!