4.11.2014

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

I'm so excited to once again join in the SheReadsTruth community for this weeks SheSharesTruth. This is our final post in the SheSharesTruth series. I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have. I'd love to hear your feedback on the last few weeks...if you've enjoyed it, would like it to continue (maybe bi-weekly or monthly), or if you'd prefer to skip it altogether. Let me know! This week we studied 1 Corinthians 2:1-5.


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I love this passage, especially in the NLT version. If you haven't already, I'd encourage you to go read it, then come back and let's chat a little about the passage

Have you ever felt prompted by the Holy Spirit to share the gospel with somebody, but were too afraid to take a step and start that conversation? Maybe it was a complete stranger you started a conversation with at Target, the dentist office, the airport. Or, a neighbor you have seen a few times, but don't know too terribly well. Or a close friend or family member. Somebody the Lord has clearly laid upon your heart to talk with about Him.

But, you're too scared you won't know the answers to their questions. Or you won't speak eloquently. Or, you'll be rejected and possibly lose a relationship over broaching the subject of Jesus. 

I get it. I really, really get it! But, their {potential} relationship with Jesus is far more important than our fears. We don't have to worry about having the right words to say or all the answers to their questions. All we have to do is share the truth of Jesus, that He died on the cross for their sins, rose 3 days later and wants nothing more than an intimate personal relationship with Him. 

And if your fear of rejection becomes a reality, just remember that they are not rejecting you, but rather rejecting Jesus. He sees, he knows. He will bless you for obeying Him, even when you've lost a relationship.

Several years ago, November 2011 to be exact, I felt this prompting by the Lord to share Jesus with my, then, neighbor. And I fought it. I represented all the fears I previously mentioned. I could come up with countless reasons why I couldn't talk with her or how I had misheard the Lord. But, deep down, I knew I had heard Him correctly and that I needed to share Jesus with her. 

So, I took that step of obedience and I shared Jesus with her. I was a nervous wreck, fumbled over my speech, but I knew that nothing I shared with her would come back void. {Isaiah 55:11} So I prayed that He would speak through me and He would work in her.

And He did!! Since that time, I have been able to grow an incredible relationship with my dear friend, Mia. She has become one of my very best friends. I have watched her relationship with Jesus grow, and, as a result, watched our relationship grow deeper faster and deeper than I would have ever thought because it's rooted in Him.

So, I encourage you today to take that step of faith. Share Jesus with whomever He's wanting you to share Him with. I pray you have tremendously positive results. But, I'm confident that even if your situation doesn't turn out how mine did, that He will bless you for your obedience to Him. 

7 comments:

  1. So so so so happy that you took that step! I love you sweet friend <3

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  2. Amen! So very thankful that He sees and He knows it all and knows best! So glad that we met thru this time of writing with #shesharestruth. 💛

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  3. Thank you for these encouraging words! I have definitely allowed that fear of "what others will think" stop me far too many times--and when I do that I make it about me and not about Jesus. Blessings to you and your obedient heart. It is a step of faith, but you are right, it won't come back empty no matter what the outcome. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. So grateful that I don't have to have all the right words... that the message itself contains the power to turn hearts to Jesus. Now I just pray to not get in the way.

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  5. Loved this and hearing about how you and Mia met! I've definitely felt this same tug to reach out to a certain person but I have no idea how/where to start?! Thank you for sharing this and the encouragement - and I love what you mentioned about their potential relationship being way more important than what they think about US. Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  6. I have always wondered how you two met! I loved reading this-- I struggle with this quite a bit so I definitely appreciate all of your encouragement!

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