While on earth, Jesus demonstrated the nature and character of God to man. There was no one who came in contact with Him that did not testify of His Goodness; this is why you must be desperate for encounter.
Why was this always the case? It is because Jesus knew the purpose of His coming to earth. When the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable. Because Jesus knew why He was here, He never wasted any opportunity. He was so committed to the business of seeking the lost that He even became the guest of sinners. From our anchor scripture, Zacchaeus was desperate for encounter, he was ready to pay a price. For every rise, there is a price. Rising requires application of relevant forces. You don’t succeed by accident. Many think, success is just having an over night wealth. If you are rich over night but cannot maintain it, you are not a success. Success is becoming a plus on daily basis. You don’t wait for encounter; you accept responsibility to have an encounter. Refusing to accept responsibility is to remain a liability in life. It is only those who are willing to pay the price that will ever win the prize. The moment you change, you take charge and if you refuse to change, you remain in chains. So there is no one, who have an encounter with Jesus, that Is useless. Before He came into their lives, they might have been ordinary men, but after they became citizens of His kingdom, they became valuable instruments in the hands of God.
Anyone could be lost, irrespective of their position, titles or academic achievement. Even if you are a renowned professor, as long as you do not have Jesus in your heart, you are lost. There is no one who Jesus cannot receive. He is waiting earnestly for everyone to come to Him. All you need to do is make straight your crooked ways. Even if you have backslidden, He Is waiting to accept you back by His love. To be lost in sin is a terrible thing. Sin has wages, and the wages of sin is death. It is sin that produces sickness, affliction, bondage and distress; but the moment you are found by the lord through salvation, you begin to enjoy good health, abundant life and the peace of God, and live a holy life that counts to His glory. Therefore, you must be desperate for encounter today.