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2.11.2013

How Much Do I Love God to Share Him With Others?

In my life lately I have been dealing a lot with sharing God with others. I feel led to share God with people at college and in my classes. Most of my classes this semester are history/culture and they are talking about religions and Biblical stuff. Most of the Biblical things they are talking about I don't personally agree with since it is from a worldly viewpoint since it is a community college. Sometimes t is hard not knowing how much of what they are teaching is actually true and how much of it is false.

To tell you all honestly, I don't know much about the historical facts in the Bible. I feel lost when it comes down to people and events in the Bible. I know a bunch of stuff about God and the characteristics, life and relationship I should have with God, but I don't know the history of the Bible times. I feel afraid at my classes since I want to be able to stand up for God and share my views on the Bible but I just feel afraid since I don't really know what questions the teacher (or others) will ask me and I probably won't know the answers since I get so nervous and I forget the little that I do know about the events and stories in the Bible.

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Just recently I got a book called "The Story" written by Max Lucado and it goes through the whole Bible- story by story. I just started reading it,and I hope to learn more about the stories and history of the Bible. I've been reading it at college to hopefully maybe start up some opportunities to talk with others, even though I don't know what will happen or what I will say when those opportunities may come. But I am just trusting in God to give me the words. Because I sure know that I can't do it on my own!

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For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. 
Luke 21:15
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But anyways, today at church and Sunday school we were talking about being an example to others and sharing God with others. Just hearing what others had to say about sharing God with others truly touched my heart and it encouraged me that others out there have so much trouble with it too and they get nervous and don't know what to say. They also mentioned that when we may not know an answer we don't have to give an answer or make it up, we can simply say "I'll get back to you on that since I'm not sure of the answer." It is better to give the right answer and take a little bit longer than give a wrong answer on the spur of the moment.

The one girl said something about sharing God with others and it truly touched my heart and impacted me deeply. I'm not sure if I can repeat it in words on the scale that it impacted me, but here's a basis of what she said.... "Do I love those people that I'm afraid to share the gospel with more than I love myself and the fear that I will face rejection? Do I love those people more than I love myself- due to the way they might treat me?" I thought it was a different way of looking at it. Normally, I get afraid to share God with others because I don't have the courage or I don't know how they will react. But instead I should be thinking- how much do I love this person to share the gospel with them? Do I love them more than how they may react or treat me? In the long run it won't really matter how they reacted towards you- all that will matter is that you tried to share God with them (you stood up for Him) and if they accepted God as their Savior or rejected Him.

Well, I just thought I would post on this today since it really has been impacting me lately and has been brought up a lot in my life. I hope that this could have touched you in some way! Thanks for dropping by!

14 comments:

  1. very nice britt. I tagged you. <3 ya

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    1. Thanks Betsy! and thanks for tagging me!!

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  2. This is really good to think about. With how much we have learned and know about Jesus, how much have we shared about Jesus, how much have we talked about Jesus to others? We have been filled so so so so much, bit how much do we pour out? It's crazy to think about.

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    1. Thanks Lissie for your comment and thoughts : ) Thanks for sharing your heart

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  3. I think we all wrestle with sharing Jesus with others, especially because everyone is so skeptical. I really strongly suggest that you read or watch some Answers in Genesis material. You'll love it. :)

    God bless,
    Joy :)

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    1. Hey Joy, thanks so much for dropping by and leaving a comment! Thanks for the information on Answers in Genesis- I will check it out!! :)

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  4. Great post! I have to admit that its hard at times for me to witness to others. But I will certainly keep trying.

    btw: I awarded you! http://a-girl-after-gods-heart.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-liebester-award.html

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  5. I was really encouraged by this post. Lately witnessing has been on my heart.I let my fear take over and instead I don't speak up. I fear man instead of fearing God. But really in a 100 years will it matter what that random person thought of me? I once heard a message on Esther, and the boldness she had. She didn't waste her time instead she talked to the King with courage. She said "if I perish, I perish". And the speaker was saying how we should think when witnessing "if I get embarrassed, I get embarrassed". The point being that so what if we get embarrassed, we made that moment count for eternity. Also while I was reading in 1 John I came across a verse that said "perfect love casteth out fear". I want a love for God that overcomes the fear I have and obeys him. Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I was very encouraged. I'll be praying for you, and that you will have boldness and courage to speak of the hope within you.

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    1. Hope, thank you SO much for your comment. It really brightened my day and truly inspired me. You don't know how much your words uplifted me! Your thoughts sound exactly how I have been feeling in my own life! What a great example to use, Esther. She was so courageous and brave. I love how you mentioned that "if I get embarrassed, I get embarrassed, but at least it was for eternity." Wow, how true that is! Thanks so much for your prayers- I sure will need them!!! I will be praying for you as well. Thanks for dropping by and leaving me such an encouraging comment!! it truly touched me :)

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    2. I'm so glad you were encouraged by my comment. I know we all struggle with this, but recently its been heavy on my heart, and this was just the kind of post I needed! Thanks again =) I would love it if you would post more on this subject in the future. Maybe verses and messages that helped/encouraged you or opportunities you had to witness.
      Keep on trusting God Britt, he will give you courage!

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    3. I sure was encouraged by it!!!! thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts- you don't know how much I (and others) are inspired by your words!! I'm so glad that you could use the post in your life!! wow, cool- yeah, sure!! I'd love to post more about this in the future and maybe some opportunities came my way. I have to admit, I haven't had any yet that I know of. But I have to be patient and be courageous. Thanks for your kind words!! Thanks for praying for me about this, I REALLY appreciate it!!!!

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    4. Recently I've been thinking about how the most encouraging words are just the ones from our hearts, where we just share our sincere struggles and desires(even if they may be random) and somehow God uses that in the lives of others! How awesome =) And really Britt, I think that's why so many people are encouraged by your blog. You are open, honest, and sincere, and it truly touches people(like me!)! I haven't had many opportunities either-but I'm just going to keep on praying and waiting patiently, because I know his timing is perfect. And when he opens the door, he will help me to have the faith to walk through it. In the mean time, I'm going to continue get to know the bible(like you mentioned in your post), so I will be able to explain the bible well when the time comes and be ready for hard questions. Thank you for praying for me as well! IT's much appreciated!

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  6. This IS great encouragement. I find it is particularly difficult to share God's love and the gospel message when I get stuck in a routine. When everyday blurs together and begins to feel like the same day. This is a nice reminder to break free of that and to push myself forward, not getting trapped by my own blah-ness! I also really liked how you brought up the truth that waiting to give a full, honest answer is much more beneficial than spitting out a spur if the moment, empty answer. Again, thank you for the encouragement I needed it.

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    1. Thanks so much Dusty! so true, thanks for the words of encouragement :) thanks for your comment it really brightened my day!!

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