Do you get sweaty palms and knots in your throat when it comes time to witness to someone?

Fear instantly grips most believers when it comes time to share their faith with someone they do not know very well.  Excuses flood our minds of why we shouldn’t do it.  When the Holy Spirit compels us to witness we think it is the devil trying to make us fail.  Let me give you a prophetic word, the devil tricks no one into witnessing about Jesus.

He does, however, cause us to fear failure.  Failure is not possible when it comes to sharing our faith.  We may not see the results right away but we NEVER fail. 

We were destined to be witnesses.  We were created for such a time as this to share our faith.  I like what Paul says to Philemon:, "that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgement of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus."

It is already in you, you just have to acknowledge it.  You are a witness. You just may not realize it yet.  Look at yourself in the mirror every morning and say, "I am a witness" three times."  Well, maybe you don’t have to talk to yourself in the mirror, but get this within your Spirit.  You are a witness and were created to witness.

Lay down your fear!  I have heard alot of people talk about this crazy show Fear Factor.  Although I have never seen it I have heard the things they do.  Eating raw bugs (like eating cooked ones would be any better), risking their lives to cross canyons on ropes and much more.  People are excited to see people face their fears.  Maybe they should put all of US spiritual cowards on the show and watch us  go out and witness.  That is a major fear factor.

God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of POWER and of love and of a sound mind.  Fear means timidity.  You don’t have to be timid…be bold.  God has already given you every thing you need to witness.  JUST DO IT!

2 thoughts on “Fear

  1. You know, this posting has stayed with me ever since you added it. I guess because it hits so close to home. It seems like time after time I do something and it comes back to me. And, as I read, something similar will stand out. In my teaching Bible just now I was reading the footnotes in Acts 4. This is when Peter and John were arrested after healing the crippled man. It says: We may sometimes be afraid to share our faith in Christ because people may feel uncomfortable or reject us. But, Peter and John’s zeal for the Lord was so strong that they could not keep quiet, even when threatened. If your courage to witness for God has weakened, pray that your boldness my increase.
    I guess the message is about to get through this hard head of mine and I need to be more bold. I am so bold about everything else. Why do I fear witnessing to others? Lord, increase my boldness, I pray.

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