Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren, what shall we do?" - ACTS 2:37
The most powerful sermon ever preached to me personally came from an atheist. My college roommate, who professed to be a non-believer, approached me one afternoon. “Edwin, do you believe in God?”
“Of course I believe in God,” I answered. “I’m a Christian!”
“Well you certainly don’t live like it,” he replied. Paint a target in the center of my heart and shoot an arrow right in the center and it would not impact me more than his words.
I left the dorm room, and began to pray like the people in Jerusalem who heard Peter preach at Pentecost. After tears and confession, I rededicated my life to Christ. Not long after that, in a solitary place, God called me to full-time ministry. On Mother’s Day, I walked the aisle of my home church. Someone gave me a decision card, and I wrote, “Lord, I give you all that I am, and all that I will ever be.”
That self-proclaimed atheist was used of God to fire a spiritual arrow that struck at the core of my being. It changed the direction of my life. It was a bull’s-eye.
What words and events did God use to set the course of your life? Thank Him for the person and/or circumstances. Evaluate where you are in comparison to what you intended, and ask God to put you on course and/or hold you there.