You want to tell people about Jesus at work. You’re a mom wanting to teach your kids about Christ. But you hear that fearful question: Who am I to speak of the divine?? And how do I do it anyway if I’m not a pastor or one of these seemingly more qualified Christian social media influencers?
The answer is if you have accepted Christ as your savior, the Father called you into that position.(John 6:44) Every day you live your message with what you say and do. Sounds like a lot of pressure, but really God promises to equip you for every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8) and reminds you of His truth you’ve read in Scripture through the power of the Holy Spirit (John 14:26). And as you pray in God’s will, he has prepared important good works already for you, you are hand picked for these situations. (Ephesians 2:10)
So yeah, you’re qualified because God has worked in you to make it so. And you can take the Gospel, the good news that God is love and proved it with divine sacrifice, wherever you go.
What does this mean? It means it’s go-time! It’s time to fuel up with reading your Bible daily and praying continually asking God to lead you into situations you can glorify Him. It means you get to live BIG purposes in everyday life loving people that others have given up on so they can experience God’s grace like you have. It means you don’t have to get a college missionary degree to be a missionary in your house, your job, your pharmacy checkout line, your kid’s basketball game. It means there’s no more going through the motions because you have treasure in your jar of clay. (2 Corinth 4:7)
Wherever you are, show them the gospel with your words and actions today. For me, today it means cleaning my messy house with a loving heart instead of annoyance. Because it’s looking rather ridiculous, and I don’t want to do it. And that Kleenex on the floor isn’t mine. And it means going to work tomorrow ready to make others’ load lighter with my good attitude even though I really want to sleep in. God help me, seriously. And it means taking the time to write this to you, because God asked me to. Even though I don’t know if anyone will read it or care. What does it mean for you today to take the gospel where you go?
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Andrea Chatelain’s mission is to meet women in their struggles and love them forward with God’s truth. She’s a Midwest mom of three, faith and family writer, and English instructor to immigrants and refugees.
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