participation over perfection
Have you ever had the chance to talk about Jesus in a conversation, then decide to hold back?
I’ve faced those moments, too. We believe Jesus is who He says He is, but when we face opportunities to talk about Him with people who may not believe in Him, we can get nervous, scared, or timid.
“Will I say the right words? Will I offend them? I don’t want them to think I’m crazy.”
I so often forget that sharing the Good News of Jesus is a privilege, not a problem.
Romans 1:5 says, “Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name. (NLT)”
Paul wrote these words to believers in Rome that were both Jew and Gentile. I love how the word “privilege” is used in the NLT translation, which can also be interchanged as “grace.” Paul’s words to them are God’s words to us! Through Jesus, we get the privilege of telling people everywhere what He has done for us.
Friend, God specifically places people in your path for a reason. I know conversations can be intimidating, but through Jesus, God has generously gifted you with the authority to spread the Good News. Will you have all of the right words? Maybe not, but there’s always grace for those moments.
God doesn’t ask for perfection. He asks for participation.
Our faith is a blessing to be shared, not a burden to be hidden.
You and I can face conversations with gratitude, thanking God for the chance to openly share what He has done in our lives so that He can do the same in someone else’s. Each step of obedience grows our faith!
Will you pray for the courage to openly share what God has done for you?