I’m a little late in getting this out there but last week I attended the young adult service at my church and the topic was bold faith.
What does bold mean? Bold : of a person, action, or idea) showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous. To me it’s being brave and unapologetic.
I’m not ashamed of the gospel and I chose to openly share it! How else will people know the goodness of God?
It’s the little things that gets me excited in life. one is being able to share the love of God.
Here’s a story that happened and I wrote about but never put out there .
A few days ago I had the chance to minster to someone who had said they didn’t believe in God. Sometimes it’s difficult to be obedient to God when he tells me to talk to people who don’t believe. I always wonder how are they going to take what I am telling them. Are they going to be mad and say something or listen and be expecting of what I have to say.
I ended up cutting this young mans hair at work and I noticed he had a stutter. I talk with all my guest because it’s my job and honestly I just love talking and getting to know new people. A part of me felt bad for asking him things because I could tell he struggled with his stutter a lot. I told him, it’s okay I stutter too and I know how frustrating it can be. He was instantly relieved to have someone that related to him in that moment. His sister was there with him as and we all talked while I did his hair. She expressed that her brother wanted to become a doctor but he didn’t think he was equipped or qualified to do so because of his speech in pediment. I was instantly a little sad and heartbroken for him because I honestly used to be that person that thought that exact same thing about myself and the things I wanted to do in life.
Something came over me and the next thing that came out of my mouth was do you guys believe in God? The sister tells me that she does but that her little brother doesn’t. She believes it’s because of his stutter, saying why would God give him that.
Usually right there in that moment I would’ve stopped talking about God because it’s easy to just let them keep believe what they choose to believe instead of me feeling rejected if they don’t except what I have to say. Oh boy God had other plans for me and I had no choice but to be obedient in that moment. God told me to tell him the story of Moses because I related to that story so much for myself. I told the young man well I’m going to tell you a story and it’s from the Bible so I proceed to tell him the story of Moses and how Moses struggled with his speech and excepting that God called him to do all these amazing things. I told him how Moses told the lord, I am not the one for the job but the lord said he was. I told him it’s so easy to disqualify ourselves of the things that we want in life the things God has for us because the enemy plants something in our heads. I had to let him know that God wouldn’t give him that desire to be a doctor to help and save people if he didn’t already know he was qualified for the job.
Our weaknesses don’t disqualify us. They actually qualify us even more, because they are the portals through which God’s power permeates our life. His grace is all we need. His power works best in weakness.
I could tell I helped him in this moment. I invited him to my church just to check it out. I did my part and I planted the seed. Crazy part about this is I actually got talked to about for doing this. My co worker said she got where I was coming from but I can’t invite people to church. I apologized but I also said it might not have been the right place but I’ll never apologize for sharing the gospel. You know the Bible says if we deny him before man he will also deny us before the father. I’m not ashamed and neither should anyone be!
Reminiscing on the story and being at the young adult meet up just reminded me that I have to be bold when sharing my faith! I mean how else do I expect to reach people? I have be bold in my my character and my actions. I need to reflect the grace, mercy and love of Jesus.
I hope this touched someone and made you realize that you want to keep being bold as well. Never apologize for believing what you believe never apologizing for having a voice of God, never apologize for being bold and unashamed of the gospel!