When I reflect upon the verse in the Bible that says God will draw all men to Himself, I ask how could people be drawn to God through me?
What would draw them to Christ and His love and the gift of salvation and eternal life?
The Pulpit Commentary says, when Jesus said God will draw men, (John 6:44), the Lord was talking about God’s work of grace that prepares the hearts of men to come to Christ, and people will see that work of grace on display in the believer’s life — you and me.
People will be drawn to us by the power of the resurrection of Christ in us by the Holy Spirit.
The word draw means to:
Draw (def) -pull or drag to make it fall behind; to cause to move in a particular direction by or as if by a pulling force, to bring to tack to pull out of
Attract – like a magnet to iron, TO DRAW BY APPEAL. To pull or draw toward oneself
In other words, our responses and attitudes to what happens in our lives will either repulse or draw someone towards the cross of Jesus.
An important part of this is grasping our value in Christ. The Bible is very clear, that the way we think impacts our life:
And I sincerely believe that how we think and feel about ourselves is reflected out to the world. This does not mean we have to be happy all the time, but knowing we have significance and hold value and worth in the eyes of our Heavenly Father changes the way we walk and talk.
Many years ago, I met a young Christian woman who didn’t like herself. She was insecure and fearful and those feelings flowed out of her life and others picked up on that and bullied and mistreated her at work.
Was the way she thought about herself drawing this mistreatment to her? I think to some extent it was. She did not fully appreciate her value in God. The way she thought about herself was her biggest enemy.
We need reflect to the world our worth and value in God and the peace and rest that comes from knowing it.
And we can only do that once we appreciate how important we are to God. The attitude and reflection of hope through the good and hard times of life will draw men and women to God.
What attitudes do we have about ourselves? Do we reflect what God thinks about us? Do we fully appreciate how much God values us? When times are tough do we reflect the attitude of a winner, a fighter who remains steadfast and perseveres through the battles of life?
We do not pronounce judgement when we falter in the storms of life. We may draw back to renew our strength, but we look upon ourselves as victors in Christ.
It is called the winner’s circle, but many of us walk in a loser’s circle because of the way we think.
The Bible says:
We are told to guard our heart (mind, will and emotions), because everything flows out of it. People will see how you feel and believe about yourself.
Thinking positively about yourself as a person created in the image of God is vital to our well-being and our ability to draw men and women to Christ.
We are given a free will to make our own choices, so we are in charge of how we live our lives and the decisions we make. We control how we think.
- I AM STRONG!
- I AM BRAVE!
- I AM COURAGEOUS!
- I AM RESILIENT!
- I AM PEACEFUL!