6 For in Scripture it says:
“See, I lay a stone in Zion,
a chosen and precious cornerstone,
and the one who trusts in him
will never be put to shame.”
7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,
“The stone the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone,”
“A stone that causes people to stumble
and a rock that makes them fall.”
They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for. 1 Peter 2:6-8
I like the analogy of the stone. People will trip over the stone and wonder what happened while others will stand on it to reach greater heights in life. God used a rejected rock to become the most important part of the building. Many still reject Him but it doesn’t make Him insignificant. Not in the least.
He causes people to decide: Me or the way you’re living now. They can still turn back but once they’ve encountered Christ for the first, fifth, or even 30th time, there will be fewer “second chances” coming that person’s way.
Perhaps you know someone who’s encountered Christ a few times. Keep praying because the Spirit of God is probably working in that person’s life. We don’t know how close or how far that person is to the Kingdom, but if you’re thinking about that person right now, then God’s laid him/her on your heart.