In Luke 8:26ff is the account of Jesus healing of a man called a demoniac who had a really messed up life.
Jesus and some of his friends were doing a lot of spreading the gospel all round the Sea of Galilee and they traveled around the lake by boat and would walk inland to nearby towns.
This account tells that a storm came up and scared the disciples and Jesus calmed the storm by his word. Soon after they reached the land where they would travel to Gadera and preach to them.
They must have come upon a cemetery as they left their boat. Immediately they were confronted by a strange man who was possessed by devils; many of them in fact.
This man was a sight to behold. He was big and burly and he had left the city and moved out to live in the public cemetery. I can imagine him bellowing out loud statements and scaring anyone who came to the cemetery. He was naked and we can hardly imagine what a sight he was. All people were afraid of him. Surely women who came to the cemetery were not impressed to see a man who wore no clothes. Since no one in his town wanted him, he lived in the cemetery. This is mighty strange for a man to act. It is possible for a person to be so against Godly and spiritual things that Satan can so possess his life. Many people today live as if God doesn't exist nor want to live a holy life and may not even be a good citizen.
When Jesus met him he wanted nothing to do with him. He must have had sense enough to have some knowledge of the powerful work of God in his Son that He sent into the world. The man was so bad the hogs even did not want anything to do with him.
But when the work of the Lord had been done on him, he became a new man. God's spirit can help any man that lets him come into his life.
Verse 35 says that after they had heard what had happened to him they could hardly believe their eyes "when they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind: and they were
afraid." That is what happens when any person is living for the devil and they truly come to Jesus.
After the work of the Lord was done upon his life, it changed immediately.
We see what happened. He wanted to follow Christ. All of us do who are truly born again. Jesus told him that he would not follow him around but go back to his home and show what the Lord had done for him. This shows what the Lord would have us do.
Some are called to be preachers or missionaries but most people continue to live where they are and just be a good servant right where they live.
Be a good servant right where you live.