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Conquering Fear by Laura Hadley

March 1, 2013

This morning I was convicted about an opportunity I had yesterday at the pharmacy in Kaiser.  I was waiting in line for about 15-20 minutes waiting to pick up my prescription.  There was a man next to me that I thought about several times to give him a gospel tract and share Jesus with him.  I immediately started making excuses and fear was ever present.  I thought about the verse in the bible where it says, “Perfect love casts out all fear,”  but I continued to think about all the  other people in line and how if I was rejected by this man how embarrassed I would be standing there.  I thought, “I share  at other times,  I don’t need to share now.”

Then I saw the man leave.  He seemed upset or irritated.  He walked away empty handed after waiting in line for quite a while.   A missed opportunity!  This saddened me.  Sharing the gospel could have been exactly what he needed and why he was there.

I don’t want to let fear rule my life.  I read in the last NGO newsletter, “Think about someone in your realm of influence who does not yet know Christ.  Pray for them, be bold, and speak the truth of Jesus Christ to them.  The worst that could happen to you is that they reject you.  The worst thing that could happen to them is that they die and spend an eternity in hell.”  What’s worse???   Being embarrassed & rejected or someone going to spend eternity in hell? Oh Lord please help me to conquer this fear!!! It is not from You! Next time I’m waiting in a line help me to be bold & to share Jesus with one of the people next to me who are also waiting. There is NO excuse! There are people everywhere who need to hear about the soul saving message of Jesus Christ! Lord help me to remember, I’m not alone! There are other brothers & sisters around the world who are also being bold & proclaiming your salvation. Psalm 96:2 Sing to The Lord, praise His name, Proclaim His salvation DAY AFTER DAY!” When I realized I had lost my opportunity to share with this man I prayed that God would bring a Christian into his life to share with him. Will it be you? Lets be as bold as a lion & share with those who are lost & perishing with humility, gentleness & love. I am not perfect & I get paralyzed with fear. But I thank God that He is doing a work in me. I am small, but He is big enough. I am weak, but He is strong & mighty! He is changing me to become more like Jesus. I will not give up. I will continue to rise when I fall. The creator of the universe lives within me. Wow! Praise be to God & glory in the highest!!!  Good verse to add to that post: 2Corinthians 5:20 says that we are Christ’s ambassadors. We are his representatives sent to go speak to a lost and dying world; to warn them of the judgement that is to come and plead with them, beg them, urge them to get right with a holy and just God.

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