“Am I saying the right thing?” “Am I turning them off?” “What are they thinking?” “Should I keep going or let it rest at that?” These and a million other questions seem to come to my mind when I am in the middle of sharing faith or asking spiritual questions.
Did the Apostle Paul have it all figured out? Did he complete every conversation with the knowledge that he had said exactly the best thing?
But then he says, “Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.” (Eph. 6:19-20)
Maybe Paul didn’t have all the answers. Maybe he was scared of being socially awkward, too. (Or maybe he was just scared of getting beat up again!) Either way, I praise God that I do not have to be perfect or have everything figured out as I walk in faith to share that very faith with others. And you don’t, either. So think about what parts of your faith you are ready to share, practice it a few times if needed, and then go & share with the non-believers in your life.
By: L.S. in New York City