For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles…(Ephesians 3:1)
Paul wasn’t being metaphorical.
He was actually in prison.
Why? For preaching the Gospel.
That’s why Paul says he’s the prisoner of Christ, because he was following the call God had placed on his life, out of love for God and for those who deeply need God in their lives.
No, Beloved, the question isn’t whether you could endure prison for Christ’s sake. Of course you could.
The question isn’t whether you’re doing enough for him. Of course you’re not. You never will. Grace, remember?
No, the question is, are you content to live in obedience to him, whatever that may look like? I am quite sure that Paul’s life was not what he had envisioned, but it was the life he embraced, because it was the life he was led to by the One who knew him best and loved him most.
What is he leading you to? Are you following?
Happy Monday, Beloved.