“I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel,” Paul exclaims in Philippians 1:12. Paul’s life was a life that advanced the gospel. Before He knew Christ, his life hindered the gospel. He persecuted anyone who did not follow the rules of the Old Testament and the Sanhedrin. But when his life was changed, it began to serve a greater purpose for Jesus Christ. His life was meant to advance the gospel.
As Christians, we have a greater purpose than just ourselves. We are meant to advance the gospel, too. Everything in our lives should point to who He is and what He had done in our lives. We should live our lives as if we are on mission for Him.
Does your life serve to advance the gospel? When others look at you, do they see the gospel of Jesus? The great thing about Jesus was that He came for all, so even if your life does not look perfect, all God sees is a redeemed life living to advance the gospel. Strive everyday to live in such a way that pleases the Lord and really points toward the work He is doing.