What Are You Waiting For?

What good is it if the boxer spends hours in the gym, but never competes; never even engages in a sparring session? What good is it if the baseball player only plays catch; or if the quarterback never throws the ball? So then, what good is it, if a Christian is doing nothing for the expansion of God’s Kingdom? It amazes me how mystical we are when it comes down to serving God.


What good is it if the boxer spends hours in the gym, but never competes; never even engages in a sparring session? What good is it if the baseball player only plays catch; or if the quarterback never throws the ball? So then, what good is it, if a Christian is doing nothing for the expansion of God’s Kingdom? It amazes me how mystical we are when it comes down to serving God. We jump into a job in a minute just because it pays us a little more, we engage in ungodly relationships just because she or he looks good. We even move out of a city or even a country looking for better opportunities without much thought. However, when it comes down to serving God in any capacity… “Oh, we are not ready,” is what we commonly say!

            What are we waiting for? A revival? A move of God? The next wave? To get this or that straight in our lives? For our troubles to go away? For our characters to be fix? If you are waiting on these things, you will never serve God! How long did Jesus wait before using His disciples for the expansion of God’s Kingdom? Think about it!

            Now, I understand that the boxer doesn’t go for the world’s title on his first fight; that we don’t become professional baseball players and NFL stars overnight. We all have to go through the amateur process, get a little stronger, be involved with the minor leagues first, etc. The point is that these professional athletes did not become stars by dedicating their lives to the art of the “Couch Potato,” they all started somewhere.

“His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things…’ (Matthew 25:21)

            Wake up and do something! Stop the excuses, stop talking so much, stop criticizing without giving tangible and practical solutions, stop complaining and stop acting like Monday-night-quarterbacks. Ministry is not only a privilege, but ministry is also a personal responsibility as we respond gratefully to the goodness of our God in our lives. It is the “loving your neighbor” thing, remember? Take a good look at your talents and start right there! Your talents and abilities are the path that will take you to your ultimate calling. If you are doing nothing for the Kingdom of God, your faith is dead! 

“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” (James 2:26)

Author: angelcasiano

An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director. While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog. In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.

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