Afraid of Sharing the Gospel?

“Just as a nursing mother cares for her children, so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well” 1 Thessalonians 2:7–8.

The world is filled with true fears. The fear of starvation, violence, loneliness, death – I read and write about them daily. And yet one of my fears? Sharing my belief in Jesus.

I fear my coworkers will think I’m naïve for believing there’s a God. I fear my friends will tease me for believing in the power of resurrection. I fear a stranger will dismiss me as a religious nut if I even mention the Bible.

But these fears are ridiculous and – worst of all – selfish. My self-consciousness and hesitance could cost someone else a chance to know the true, loving God I know. Furthermore, it could cost me the chance to grow with them, sharing my faith and my life with them. Maybe you are bolder than me, but if not, pray with my prayer:

God, give me the courage to stand up for my beliefs and to shine in a way that spreads your light to others.


LifestyleSarah Witmer