Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
(Matthew 28:18-20)

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Our Lord Jesus Christ set a most excellent example of how an unswerving desire to spread the Gospel will keep us on the move. He was always traveling through the regions of Judea and Galilee, reaching as far northeast to the city of Caesarea, Philippi. He even took a pit stop in Samaria at Jacob’s well to talk to a Samaritan woman. The apostles did not see the command from Jesus to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matt. 28:19) as strange or surprising, because they knew by their Lord’s example that spreading the truth of the Gospel will automatically take them into all nations.

The word “go” in the Great Commission set 2,000 years ago in many cases has been followed, but not finished. When we become Christians, God refines us and makes us into new hunters, searching and looking for those who are lost. The unfortunate truth is that many of us have lost the desire to become hunters, and have now instead resorted to trapping and waiting for those around us to become Christians. As hunters we should be proactively moving and following the direction where what we are hunting is causing us to go. Unfortunately, our attitude has changed. We expect unbelievers to come to us.

The unwillingness for most Christians comes from the word “go.” This word always points to a direction, and in most cases when it’s used people have to leave something behind. The word has become unsettling to most Christians because we are not used to it anymore. The Christian life should not be a comfortable life, but a life full of direction and purpose. Right now the “go” commanded to us by Christ points to the nations where there are unbelievers who have not heard.