You’re Not The Only One
1 Corinthians 2:2–4:
I had made up my mind not to think about anything while I was with you except Jesus Christ, and to preach him as crucified. I stood in front of you with weakness, fear, and a lot of shaking. My message and my preaching weren’t presented with convincing wise words but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power.
About a year and a half ago, I surrendered my life to Missions. In doing this, I realized that I was great at speaking to people and that, since 5 years before then, I had overcome my stage of shyness. In Matthew, Jesus preaches the Great Commission, which is ultimately to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28). But sometimes, telling others about Christ may not be as easy as it seems; trust me, I know from personal experience. Some people have a natural gift to speak, and some have to work around things (shyness, fear, etc.) just to get a few sentences out. Whenever you are discouraged about witnessing, keep one thing in mind: you aren’t the only one who gets nervous. Paul was known as one of the greatest apostles in the Bible, and though he led many churches, we can see in his letter to the church in Corinth that he also was scared (2 Corinthians 2:2–4). Also remember another thing: God gives certain people certain gifts. If you aren’t comfortable speaking to people, maybe your spiritual gift isn’t speaking. My youth pastor once said, “If you can’t go, then send.” What he means by that is if you aren’t one to go, then help to send those who are. No matter what, God has a place for you. If it doesn’t seem like it makes much of a difference now, eventually, you will see how it does in God’s time. It just takes a little Faith!