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Oh me of little faith

February 24, 2010

Heart’s racing. Knees weak. Stuttered words. What will they think of me? Will I be rejected? Laughed at?

Sharing my faith with other people isn’t always easy.

I fear and worry still today even when the last time I tried to get things going spiritually, everything went fine. My waiter was receptive. It was an awesome conversation. The last time I had the opportunity at my eye doctor’s office, I didn’t take it. I had a hard time transitioning into spiritual matters. I think most of all, I feared what the admin. assistant would think of me.

I’ve been really thinking though- what is the worse thing that could happen when we share our faith? The worse thing that has happened to me so far is that my husband was fired for sharing his faith on the job three months into our marriage. You can hear more about our story in this 3 minute video.

I remember in high school being called “religious” at times. I’ve had people change a spiritual conversation on me really fast. I’m guessing I’ve been made fun of for my facebook status updates that are about God. And I’m guessing someone may have chosen not to be around me because I love and talk about Jesus. But I can’t pinpoint anything (as of yet) where people cussed me out or just hated me after loving on them and sharing my story of grace.

And even if they did, that’s okay. I’ve been commanded not to be silent. Heaven and hell are at stake. I know, no one talks about hell anymore. But it’s the hard truth. It’s okay if our heart races a little and we feel like we’re going to fall over and die! Because God is the one who cultivates. Convicts. Redeems. Restores. He is the only one with the ability to raise a life up from the dead.

He just chooses to use us in his plan. I’m so thankful he does despite all my crazy, ridiculous fears.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 24, 2010 3:13 pm

    Good stuff. I’ve lost a handful of Facebook friends due to Christian status updates (at least that’s what I believe to be the case) or due to my blog posts that import into Facebook as well. On the other hand, I’ve had friends on Facebook who are on the bubble of Christian spirituality comment how my posts have spoken to them and thanked me for sharing the Word.

    God will use our writing, our conversations, in ways that we least expect it. We just need to keep writing and speaking. Thanks for sharing!

    • February 24, 2010 9:09 pm

      I hear you on that. I guess it’s good that we never really know how God chooses to use us (keep us from proud, etc.) Thanks for keeping up your writing!

  2. February 24, 2010 6:22 pm

    amen to that!

  3. February 24, 2010 8:58 pm

    I totally relate with you, Samantha. So many times I’ve remained silent when given the opportunity to share or not known how to turn things into a spiritual conversation. Thanks for sharing the video too, wow!

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