Ever Feel Like You Just Don’t Wanna Share Your Faith?
Sometimes, the right thing to do turns out to be the hardest thing to do. Take exercising, for example.
I hate to run. And I’m not really keen on exercising.
But I’ve got heart disease running through the veins on both sides of my family, so exercising really isn’t an option for me. It’s a must.
And I don’t really get my thrills from doing the dishes, either. Or taking out the trash. I know, these things aren’t hard, but I don’t like doing them.
I don’t like confronting someone who is in sin. And I don’t like being confronted. I don’t like abstaining from fried foods, either. (I’m from Louisiana, so don’t confront me!)
But these things are the right things to do. And they turn out to be the most rewarding, too.
So when it comes to evangelism, while I love sharing the gospel with people, there are times when I don’t want to.
Sometimes I don’t wanna talk to the person sitting next to me on the airplane. Or Starbuck’s. Or the barber as she cuts my hair.
I may be tired. Or busy. Or my mind is just not in gear.
But there have been times when I just spoke up–striking up a conversation that turns into spiritual things. And I share the truth about Christ. And the person ends up believing in Jesus.
Then I wonder how many times I didn’t take the opportunity to share the gospel because I didn’t feel like it.
Not trying to lay any guilt on anyone. Seriously. But the truth is that people in our circle of daily living really want to know who God is.
Romans 10:14 –
How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?
Here’s some perspective:
- The Apostle Paul most likely didn’t feel like witnessing while in prison.
- I’ll bet the disciples didn’t feel like being tortured and killed for their faith in Christ.
- I know many missionaries who have days when they don’t feel like doing their work: whether overseas or in the States.
Sometimes sharing the gospel just isn’t what we feel like doing. But do we have an option?
And aren’t the rewards worth it?!
What are your thoughts?
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