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It can be a scary thing to share your faith in Jesus with people. There can be many reasons why you might be afraid to share your faith with others. You might think, if I share Jesus at school, people might laugh at me, or think I’m weird. Perhaps you might think, I’d share my faith, but I don’t know what I would say. Maybe you think that you just don’t know enough about the Bible to share your faith.
So, with that in mind, here are some tips for sharing your faith with others.
- Fly your freak flag – be bold in what you believe. People at school will actually respect you more if you stand up for what you believe. If you are confident in what you believe, even if people don’t understand why you believe the way you do, they will respect you for having the courage to stand up for your beliefs.
- What you know is enough – You don’t have to be a pastor or a Bible scholar to share your beliefs with others. Acts 4:13 – “They couldn’t take their eyes off them—Peter and John standing there so confident, so sure of themselves! Their fascination deepened when they realized these two were laymen with no training in Scripture or formal education.” (Message)
Peter and John didn’t have 17 years of Bible school under their belts when they shared with others. They had just been with Jesus and relied on God’s help when sharing with others. When sharing your faith with others, know that what you know is enough.
- Focus on your story – What has God done for you? Share those experiences. Your story of what God has done for you is powerful. Never doubt the power of simply sharing who God is to you. You can really encourage and influence others by simply sharing what you know.
Sharing your faith with others can be a little scary sometimes. Always know that you can rely on the power of the Holy Ghost when sharing with others. The Holy Spirit on the inside of you can give you the words to say and help you when you get stuck. Rely on His help when sharing your faith with others. You can make a difference in your world. God really wants to use you to do great things for Him. Start by sharing what he has done in your life with others!
Article submitted by Autumn Dreifke