You know the feeling when your palms begin to sweat and your heart starts pounding; it usually follows the moment God presses you to speak to someone. But overcoming nervousness doesn’t have to be as daunting as you might think.
When God Asks You To Share Jesus
The moments you feel led to share His Word with someone, a stranger even, can feel like all of a sudden something is caught in your throat. The truth is, being bold and courageous can be scary. Being bold can cause rejection. Being bold can bring hurt. Being bold could even bring you a little embarrassment. Being bold can be simply uncomfortable. I get it. But I also get this: there is simply nothing wrong with sharing Jesus.
“Proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.” —Acts 28:31
How To Be God’s Messenger
Sharing God’s Word doesn’t mean you have to go and evangelize to every stranger you meet; sometimes God has one specific person on your path that He dedicated a single moment for. Ir could be something as profound as a quiet prayer. You could lead with, “I know this may be out of the norm, but I felt God press it upon my heart to pray for you …” or, “Would you like to join me and my husband at church this Sunday?” Prayers and invitations are incredibly powerful tools where we simply act as avenues for God’s work.
“And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.” —Acts 4:31
We can be the messenger in our homes, our work places, to strangers and even on our social media outlets. These can all be useful ways to share the messages God has laid on your heart. God breathes His Word within us, and He desires that we share that very breath with others.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” —Joshua 1:9
Being bold is a mighty attribute of Christians, and it’s ultimately one of the primary characteristics of the God we know and love. God is bold – incredibly, wildly and ferociously bold. If we just channel our boldness from His boldness, then we have nothing to fret over. God is sovereign no matter what happens, and what’s even more precious is that God beams when His children do what He pressed in their hearts to do.
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