“Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” Matthew 12:30
In order for any business to be successful, all of the workers must work in unity. If every worker does what he wants, the way he wants and when he wants, nothing will happen successfully. There will be division, which will cause a loss of production and eventual destruction.
Working together for a common goal can produce amazing results. Those who work together for the common goal and working in unity and not against each other.
After being accused of working by the power of demons, Jesus tells them that there must be unity and that anyone is not with Him is against Him and scatters.
When Jesus came to the earth, He did not come with ten thousand different goals on the agenda to be accomplished. He came with only one goal. That one goal was to seek and save those who are lost. Jesus came to gather together all who are lost in sin and give them eternal life.
Just as in the workplace, there are many who have their own individual agendas, people in the church have their own agendas. Some are just focused on building a large program, or the perfect worship service, or to have the fanciest building, or some other temporary goal.
Many churches and believers have lost focus of the one goal that Jesus had–to seek and save the lost. Believers who are not seeking to find the lost are against Jesus and just building their own temporary kingdom. They are not working with Jesus, but against Him.
The methods of reaching the lost are as numerous as the stars in the sky, but every believer must have that focus. Either they are gathering or they are scattering.
As you live your life with a belief in Jesus, you must ask yourself if you are with Jesus or against Jesus.
Look at your life and see whether your focus and goal will match up with the focus and goal of Jesus or not. Do not find yourself as the one who is against Jesus and scattering, even though you are claiming to be His follower.
Work in unity with Jesus to reach the lost in this world. At some point, someone took the time to reach you for Jesus, do the same for someone else as you work with Jesus.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the goal Jesus has for your life; that you will seek the lost with Jesus; and that you will be a witness for Jesus to all you meet.