Think on how you would react to this question. You’re about to go out and share the Gospel to others, and come across people, that obviously live a different lifestyle than you, what would your attitude be towards them?
If you are like me, you don’t like to feel that “Gut-Wrenching Soul Deep” conviction.
You know the one I mean right?
It’s the one if you look up, you think all eyes are on you, and all fingers are pointing at you, as if to say, Yep, you’d better pay attention, cause this is YOU who needs to hear this.
Talking about getting your toes stepped on?
I mean, it seems like mine should be crushed by now.
No one enjoys, having to confront their Sin, but I would rather be called out on mine, than to continue not doing something, that I know, I should be doing.
Lately, it feels like EVERY TIME my Pastor, stands before the congregation, to deliver his sermon, it’s as if someone told him beforehand, what battle was raging, in my mind and heart.
Now, let’s be honest
All born again followers of Christ will make this statement.
“Of course I am willing to share the Gospel with others.”
But is that really a true statement?
Work with me here, I’m making a point.
How quick are YOU, to go up to a complete stranger, and share the good news, of Jesus Christ?
Would you be willing, to go into a place, that you know for a fact, you wouldn’t be welcome?
Do you find yourself answering NO, cause I sure do
Here is the most convicting for me.
I am so guilty of NOT telling others about Christ, based upon how they look.
Shame on me, because I know it isn’t right, and yet I find myself, doing it anyway.
Lord, Please unveil my eyes, and let me see others, as you see them.
Children of the most high God.
Here are a few examples, of what I’m referring to, whom I find difficult, to share a conversation with about God.
I am not judging them, that is God’s place to do.
I’m simply stating where I am convicted.
Where are you are convicted?
- I want you to really search, deep in your heart, for the honest answer.
- How quickly do you reject sharing Jesus to those who are______?
- Entire body covered in piercings and tattoos?
- Transgender, Bi-Sexual or Gay?
- Alcoholic or Drug Addicted?
- Has had an Abortion?
- Different Biblical Beliefs?
- Different Political Beliefs?
The list can go on and on. I just named ones, that I know for a fact I am guilty of myself.
I want honesty, and my confession is I would completely bypass most of the examples I mentioned.
I would then proceed, to bargain with God, that he needs to find someone who is more “suitable” to use, not me.
The truth of the matter is, the Bible doesn’t say, only tell people, in your comfort zone, it states go ye therefore and tell ALL people, not a select few.
Yet I find myself, shy away from the ones, that aren’t in my perfectly, wrapped up little box, who also needs to hear about, the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
Why we do we find it, so difficult, to tell others, about the best thing, that can ever, change their life, for the better?
I can sum it up with one word
We keep people, in certain categories, whom we are safe telling.
We don’t want to open ourselves up, to the rejection we know we will receive and have non-believers opinions contradict ours, so we keep quiet.
When Jesus Christ was still living as a man on earth, he lovingly approached everyone and would always make it a point to say, I am doing my Father’s will that sent me.
He would sit down, and fellowship with those, that many wouldn’t have even spoke to, let alone eat with them.
We all know how much he was rejected.
He hung on a Cross for all, even though he didn’t deserve it, we did.
Most often when you start a conversation about God, it will lead to our Sin nature.
The truth of the matter is, we enjoy Sinning, and don’t want to hear, about how we have to turn from that, so we use that as an excuse, not to share, or I do anyway.
I don’t know about you, but I am highly disgusted with myself.
Here I am, claim to be a follower of Christ, yet I’m not evening doing the great commission as I’m supposed to.
I don’t know about you, but that ends for me starting now.
So what if you hit a brick wall, telling others about Jesus.
You may have planted a seed, that will grow, until the next person, digs a little deeper.
There should not be, one day goes by, without telling someone, about the grace, that you have been given.
It should not matter, what they look like, act like, dress like, or think like.
Just because we’re Christians doesn’t mean we can’t show unconditional Love to all, whether their beliefs differ from ours or not.
Trust Me, I’m preaching to myself also.
We all have a sin nature, that is the consequence, of the fall from Adam and Eve.
Jesus Loves the Individual, not the Sin, and we are to model that, and its time we start doing that.
I truly believe that Jesus can return any moment, and I know I don’t want, to be standing before God, receiving judgment because I was unwilling to tell “Everyone” about him.
What about YOU?
Your Sister in Christ
Hey Friends. Thank you for taking time out of your day, to spend a few moments in mine. As a follower of Jesus Christ, it’s important to me to share the gospel with you. I write about my ups and downs, my struggles and insecurities, but above all else, I share how God brings me through it all. Let’s continue our walk with Christ together.