Avoiding Opportunities to Witness: Intertwining Your Faith with Everyday Life
Updated: Aug 3
I took a weekend mother-daughter trip to Chicago. I didn't get a chance to go anywhere for my birthday, so this was a make-up trip. This trip, with my daughter and cousin, was great! I love these two.
Up to this point in my life, I haven't needed public transportation, so this was a journey for me. My daughter told me not to make eye contact or interact with people. I found that amusing. But I did discover that there were some interesting people on the L in Chicago.
The word of God tells us to be discerning, but it doesn't tell us to avoid people. If you avoid everyone, then you'll never be a witness to anyone. My calling isn't to this type of ministry, but my prayers go out to those who are. There are many mentally ill, homeless, and everyday people in need of help. Street ministry isn't for everyone, but before I left for vacation, I had an opportunity to go to a women's shelter, and I truly enjoyed witnessing there. God calls us to where we are most effective. The answer isn't to avoid people. I’m still on the journey of discovery. Has God revealed your calling to you?
Some steps I have continually taken are:
Don’t be ashamed to share the gospel with all people. “For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.” Luke 9:26
Seek God on who and how to witness to others. “To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some.” 1 Corinthians 9:22
Allow God to lead you. “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:6
By doing these things…over time, I’ve been learning how to incorporate Christ into every area of my life.
Below are two books that God has inspired me to write. "The Flip Side" and "Blinded By Sight: The Heart Matters" both available now.
So… what’s this book about?
“The Flip Side” depicts the possible feelings and emotions of lesser-known Biblical characters as they navigated their lives in the shadows of the more popular characters in the Bible. While the Bible gives us snippets of their stories, we are usually left in the dark about their true motives, desires, and thoughts concerning the situations they are in. However, one certainty is that despite how little we know about these characters, they were often the catalysts to pivotal moments in the main characters’ lives.
So… what’s this book about?
Join me on a journey of self-discovery. “Blinded by Sight - The Heart Matters” is a compilation of short biblical devotions. These stories are not conclusive. They are depictions of how God is revealing my heart to me.
My prayer is, Lord, make it real for me, show me your heart, show me my heart, and give me the wisdom to change what hinders my relationship with you. I am learning that my perception is my biggest obstacle it affects my mind, what I think, and how I process my experiences. What I have experienced in my mind is expressed through my feelings and these experiences dictate my choices either consciously or subconsciously.
This devotional will allow you to explore and evaluate your past and present situations that have hindered you from seeing the heart of the matter. Simply put, look at the heart – it does matter. Your future depends on it!
I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Psalms 34:4