“…in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect…”
-1 Peter 3:15
The more awkward you feel sharing your faith with others, the better you are for that position because you’ll try harder to be sensitive to others’ needs. You will not push them away. You’ll draw them into God.
Did you know that a great majority of people will answer, “Yes,” when you ask, “Can I pray for you?” You’re not going to be perceived as weird as you pray for them and intercede for them. It will mean the world to them, and you, too.
That’s true of sharing your faith, that’s true of helping the poor, that’s true of mentoring. You’re speaking up in defense of others.
Your dignity is not rooted in having to prove anything to anyone; you’re completely rooted in the dignity of God, and that’s why you’re living every day aflame, as a light, and at peace. The world needs you to be bold, to be you, and to be a person after God’s own heart
Prayer: Dear Lord, I love you and seek to know you on the deepest level. I want to share you with others who feel alone not knowing that you are there for them, day or night. Amen.
Reflection: Do you ever feel awkward sharing your faith or praying for others? What do you do to push through that feeling?