Sharing the Gospel Without Fear
Steven Furtick blogs about not putting unnecessary burdens on ourselves while sharing the gospel. He calls it “Your 50%”.
He says that when we share the gospel, we are giving 50 percent. The other 50 percent is up to the person with whom we are sharing. The problem is that we can get a guilty complex when the other person does not respond positively.
Didn’t Jesus face the same challenge? How many times was he chastised, scorned, and nearly killed before he was crucified? But it never slowed him down. His mission was to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10), and nothing got in his way. Even when people rejected him. Even when he knew he was going to die.
We can choose to feel guilty and give up, or we can decide that Christ is worth the struggle and keep sharing our faith. We can choose to be fearful about sharing our faith, or we can decide to trust in the strength and wisdom of God. Who knows? Perhaps we are planting seeds that may one day grow into incredible faith.
Does fear or a guilty conscience prevent you from sharing your faith with others? Pray that God will give you his power and strength to share his gospel. Live dangerously!