On Sunday mornings, our minister has been teaching a class about being prepared to share our faith. Face-to-face, this is something that I really struggle with. When put on the spot with such a heavily weighted subject, my palms sweat, my mouth goes dry and I never quite seem to utter words that ever feel impactful.
It is a subject that is simultaneously freeing and terrifying. I would love to impart the peace that I have in my relationship with God on anyone who would listen. In going through some life-altering situations, I have been able to look back and see God’s hand at work. It is humbling and amazing all at once. I want the world to know what He has done in my life.
But, then my fear kicks in. I worry that I might offend someone to the extent that they are turned off to Christianity. I never feel like I really know where the line is between wanting to tell the world about God’s workings and pushing too hard. So, instead, I find myself saying nothing.
Writing, on the other hand, is something I love to do. I realize sometimes it is a bit cowardice to hide behind a keyboard in the safety of my home. I get to gather my thoughts and edit them dozens of times before actually pressing the button to publish the post. There is no immediate feedback forcing me to know all of the right words to say. But, at least in writing I am saying something instead of the vacancy in direct conversation.
All of this got me thinking about a way to specifically share my hope in Christ, a way to give glory to the evidence of God working in my life. I have decided to start a series entitled “Sharing My Hope.”
Unlike my usual blog posts I want to invite you all to join in on this series. I challenge you to write out your hope, your evidence and send it to me. I will post it as a “Guest Post” on the blog. If you are like me, this is a way you can pull your thoughts together and share your story.
It is easy to join in. Type out your article in a Word document. E-Mail me @ FromMyPlanToHis@gmail.com and attach it to that. If you would like to put together a feature image to go along with it feel free, but I can always do that if you are not comfortable doing it.
We are heading into the holiday season where we pause, reflecting on our gratitude and focusing on Christ’s birth. What better way to honor that than sharing your hope? I can’t wait to hear all that you have to say!