The Confidence Factor

          Why don’t more Christians tell others about Jesus Christ? Many think the most common reason is apathy, that Christians just don’t care. For most people, the problem is lack of confidence.

          Most followers of Christ want to be effective witnesses. Many feel inadequate, intimidated or fearful about sharing their faith in Christ, especially with someone who doesn’t have a Christian background. Most people look for confidence within themselves, which is not the believer’s source.

          The Early Church believers are an inspiring and instructive example of confidence. Why do you think they were? After the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Day of Pentecost, a man who had been lame all of his life was healed. Those who knew him were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him. ( Acts 3:10 )

          The confidence with which the first Christians shared the message of Christ was not based on their own persuasive ability. It came with from knowing who Jesus is, their understanding of what God was doing, and the power of the Holy Spirit.

          Being an effective witness, is not an issue of how much someone knows. Why is it that more new believers are active in sharing Christ with nonbelievers? They are highly motivated to share the difference Christ has made in their lives.

          Our prayer to our Father in heaven should consist of thanking him for the courage, strength and confidence as we boldly send Jesus’ message of love, hope and redemption, all through the power of the Holy Spirit.

          For we are only the seed. God will do the watering and cause you to mature and grow into the beautiful person you were meant to be. Then His Holy Spirit will start to reveal more and more miracles and blessings in life.

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