We, who live in the west, are so shallow in our commitment to Christ. Watchman was always examining his own life with the Word of God. He wasn't afraid to stand against the current of people, especially those other professing believers who seemed to tout religiosity. He ended up leaving two main line denominations he was part of because of religious do's and don'ts that didn't line up with God's Word.
He made some stark comments about the believer's life in general.
This hit me to the core:
"It is absolutely impossible for a person to have light and not shine. As there is no tooth that does not chew, no fountain that does not flow, so there is no life that does not beget life. Whoever has no interest in helping people to repent and believe in the Lord may himself need to repent and believe in the Lord."- taken from Watchman Nee by Bob Laurent, pg. 100
This is one area in my life that I struggle with. I go through times of deep desire to evangelize and other times quite content in keeping to my little life, here on the Ponderosa.
This is a command. I must be proactive, seeking out relationships to develop. Just simply asking how you can pray for someone, who you know is hurting, is an easy way to bring the topic up.
I pray zeal and fire consume me in this area. I must obey.