Ambassadors For Christ
In 2 Corinthians 5:20 we are told that we are Christ's ambassadors; it doesn't say that we should try to be but we are. So, what is an ambassador? An ambassador for Christ is a representative of Christ; Jesus is not here in the flesh so we act as his hands, feet and voice. It sounds like quite a responsibility doesn't it?
In Ephesians 6:20 Paul said he was an ambassador in chains and goes on to talk about witnessing as he also does in 2 Corinthians 5:20. Thus an ambassador is also a witness. In verse 18 of 2 Corinthians 5 we read that: “And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation”.
If you feel like you don't have a ministry then here is one you absolutely do have; we all do. Seeing as we are ambassadors our lives should be appropriate for this service; people should see Christ in us (1 Peter 2:12). In other words, we should be bearing fruit (John 15:8). What does that mean? Well, we should be coming more and more like Jesus every day; with his love flowing from us (John 13:34) and a heart’s desire to share Jesus with others (1 Peter 3:15). How do we get there? By abiding in the vine (John 15:5). What does that mean? It means we need to be sold out for Jesus, spending time in prayer, his word and fellowship with him (Phil 3:8). There are no short cuts.
As we press into him (Phil 3:12), we will be changed, including our desires and priorities; we will become his ambassadors (2 Cor 3:18).