I recently came across this quote from Craig Groeschel, “We are not made to be spiritual consumers. God has called us to be spiritual contributors. The church does not exist for us. We are the church, and we exist for the world.” That is an interesting take on the great commission.
The Living Bible’s paraphrase of Ecclesiastes 11:4 offers a reminder that we need to pay attention for opportunities to be a “spiritual contributor” all day every day and then follow through. “If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” That means that the time for action when it comes to being a “spiritual contributor” is when it presents itself. The longer we take to act upon God’s direction, the more unclear it becomes and the less likely it is that things will get done that need to be done.
So, like the old saying goes: good, better, best _ never let it rest until the good is better and the better is best.