One of the greatest advantages of being a follower of Christ, is sharing His Word with everyone. He is the Word. Sharing Him and His love with the people you encounter every day, is a blessing in and of itself. God chose you. God chose you knowing that you have what it takes to do good works for the sake of His name. Think about that. He knows
you have what it takes to be a vessel for Him, His Word, and His abounding love.
I truly do believe that
our purpose on this earth is to shine light on Jesus and His Kingdom
. Whether it is birthing or leading your own ministry, completing mission work, spreading kindness to those who need it, or just simply following the path God has laid out for you—
make sure it is all to shine light on the Almighty.
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.
(1 Corinthians 10:31 NRSV)
It is one thing to
that you will be a light, but it is
different when you actually go out into the world, and
boldly proclaim the Word of Jesus. Are you witnessing to the person sitting next to you on the train? In school? At work?
Now remember, you don
t have to be shouting Scripture from the top of the rooftops to be a light to people. It can be through your every day actions. Simply being happy and joyful, can be a witness to people.
As a child of God, it is
job to be His voice. It is
job to speak for Him. And not only speak for Him, but
speak for Him proudly.
Speak for Him boldly. Fearlessly. Courageously. Valiantly. Eagerly. And never stop.
Proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.
(Acts 28:31 NRSV)
But remember, nobody said taking on this task would be easy, because it will not
be. You are going to get teased for it. You are going to be ridiculed for it, and you are going to be persecuted for it. However, it comes with the job. You just need to remind yourself that a person
s opinion is not the opinion that matters. God
s opinion is the one that matters. And His opinion is good. He
reward you for all the work you are doing on this earth. When you are sitting with Him face to face one day, He will call you by name, and He will make sure to let you know just how proud He is of you.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
(Matthew 5:12 NRSV)
It is hard to do, but being bold about your faith and sharing it with others is a part of taking up your cross and following Jesus. While you
have your ups and downs on your journey sharing His Word, it is important to have an unlimited amount of faith. This faith will help you along and remind you that everything you are sharing is so real and so powerful, that it could change someone
Be bold. Be brave. Be daring. Never let anyone
s negative comments bring you down and stop God
s plan for you. Keep pushing through.
If the world hates you, be aware that it hated me before it hated you.
(John 15:18 NRSV)
If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.
Matthew 16:24 NRSV)
When you do get knocked down and encounter some kind of obstacle, pray about it. The Lord will reassure you that you are on the right path.
It took me a bit to get used to witnessing when I was starting out in my faith. I worried so much about what people would think about me and how it would affect my future. But God has started a fire in me to never stop sharing His Word with people. The flame continues to grow day by day. It is something that I can not fully explain, but I know that, thanks to God, I have a demeanor of boldness and fearlessness within me that nobody can change. And while I may have lost friends over it and been made fun of for it, I have had various people approach me and tell me that my confidence and pride I take in Christ and His Word, has helped them and inspired them.
Blessings, like the ones I have received, can be given to you, too. It is
not all bad. When you have someone credit you for your work or tell you that you have had an impact on them, that is God talking to you and letting you know that He is aware of what you're doing, and that He could not be any more proud.
We are all vessels. We are His Voice. His Children. As you take up your cross and set out on your personal journey with Jesus, I highly encourage you to speak out for Him. Be bold for Him. He loves you. He has chosen you to be a voice for Him. Use that voice wisely and be bold about it. You are a warrior protected with the armor of God.
Nothing can stop you.
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist,and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” (Ephesians 6:13-17 NRSV)
God believes in you and is waiting for you at the finish line. Keep going. You’ve already won the race.
“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
(1 Timothy 6:12 NRSV)