As a followup to last Thursday’s blog about the importance and ways to share your faith with others, I thought it would be fun today to share with you my top 10 super lame excuses for not sharing your faith with others.
- “It’s the pastor’s job, not mine.” (According to Ephesians 4:11-12, his job is to equip you to do the work.)
- “I don’t know what to say.” (There are plenty of resources out there to help you.)
- “I just live the gospel with my life.” (Good, now open your mouth and declare the Good News!)
- “I’m waiting for the perfect timing.” (There’s no such thing!)
- “I don’t have the gift of evangelism.” (Well, I don’t have the gift of mercy, but I still should show mercy!)
- “They could reject me.” (No, Jesus said they will reject you…at times anyway.)
- “I have bad breath.” (Testamints!)
- “I don’t know how to bring it up.” (How about just ask, “What are your spiritual beliefs?”)
- “I’m terrified.” (So am I. So was Paul! Let’s ask God for boldness like he did. Ephesians 6:19.)
- “They may ask me a questions I don’t have the answer to.” (You don’t have to know all the answers. You just need to introduce them to the One who does!)
I know that some of these reasons seem a little silly, but haven’t we all felt these at different times. They don’t seem so silly when they are actually fears of ours. We might find that if we push ourselves a little bit to get out of our comfort zone, that it might not be quite a scary as we built it up to be. Who knows, it might just be the most rewarding thing we ever do with our lives. Is it worth experiencing that just for a few fears we have?