I have been thinking a lot lately about my Christian faith. It’s a huge part of who I am, and I feel like I’m constantly learning, growing, and striving to become more of the person God wants me to be. I am not perfect, in fact the being a Christian means you know this all to well, and you know that only through God’s grace can you ever be made whole.
I have been struggling lately with the desire to openly share my faith. For some reason I just feel that I’m called to do this in some way… yet I admit I’m scared. Rationally I know that is the most absurd statement. Why would anyone ever be afraid of sharing the Gospel? The Gospel is the most important thing in a person’s life, and knowing Jesus is the biggest decision you could ever make. The Great Commission of simply telling people what I believe, and defending it with facts and logic isn’t that hard, so why do I freeze up anytime I’m given a opportunity? Is it enough to try and show God’s love through my actions and the way I treat people? Or do I need to learn to speak the Truth with words despite my fears?
Why am I so scared of people’s reactions? Am I scared of rejection? Scared of whether or not it will change their opinion of me? I honestly have no idea, but I’m trying to work though these thoughts and fears…
The other day on the way to work, I was listening to K-Love, and heard the new song by Casting Crowns called Courageous. The lyrics really struck me, and I wanted to share them here as a reminder to myself:
So the journey to courage begins…