Have you ever thought you missed an opportunity to share Jesus with someone because of your fear and insecurity? I know I have. The fear of rejection or judgment from others as being "fanatical" overrode what I knew the Holy Spirit was telling me what to do. I guess I have grown tired of asking the Lord for forgiveness for this and asking Him to give me either another opportunity to speak to them or to send someone else to cover it. I have seen Him do both. What happens to me in these situations? I end up ashamed of myself for a missed opportunity. Now I try, working through the initial wanting to run, to be bold, keeping my eyes and ears open for opportunities around me.
I have been reminded once again to speak life with boldness, truth and compassion, being gentle, respectful and loving.
Romans 1:16 says, "I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes".
Speak life....here we stand!!