After weeks of people talking about it, the Eclipse happened this week. Now, all we have to do is to wait another one to happen in the United States…which, by the way, according to this site, will be in 2024. After that? 2045. Then 2052, 2078, and, if you’re truly blessed with longevity, a great one over Maine in 2079. That is not the longest time in-between but there is still years worth of waiting involved.
Sometimes we have to wait. In fact, the Bible tells us that it is good to wait on the Lord before we act in some ways. Psalm 27:14 says, “Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!” It is always wise to wait for God to direct you and guide you, especially when it comes to sharing to others about who Christ is.
While waiting for the Lord to act is very wise, there could also be an issues with us waiting too long to long to act. And that waiting sometimes comes when we allow fear or self-doubt to come into our lives. But the Bible is clear on this as well, when we know that God wants us to act, do not be afraid.
Deuteronomy 31:6 says, “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
Isaiah 41:10 says, “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Joshua 1:9 says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
A story in the Bible I love a lot is in Acts 3:1-10 when Peter and John were walking on the road and a begger asked them for money. They saw it as an opportunity to act and share with this man about Jesus. They didn’t wait for the “perfect time” to share about Jesus nor did they fear what might happen if they healing didn’t happen. They believed and acted. Because of this, they healed the man and this man’s life was forever changed.
Christ calls us to go and make disciples. If we are honest with ourselves, we know that there are great opportunities for us to share the love of Christ to others all over. Whether it is is through word or deed, we have to be strong and courageous, not letting fear overtake our desires to share and trust that God is going to use it in a mighty way when we take action.
So spend some time today asking God to make it clear to whom and how you should share about Christ with. And when the opportunity presents itself, don’t wait. Act and see what God does!
If you have a story to share where you shared Christ with someone and God did a great work, post it below. We’d love to hear your stories!