Our Essential Calling

An essential part of the call Jesus places on the life of every one of his followers is the call to make him known to the lost and share the Gospel with a world that desperately needs it. We are all called to take part in this important work. But today it seems that fewer and fewer Christians are actually living this call out. So often, though we believe that the Gospel is life-changing, and have experienced that life-change ourselves,
we stay silent about our faith when we’re around non-Christians. Why is that?

I think a lot of it comes down to fear. We’re afraid of how they’ll react or what they’ll say in response. Maybe we’re afraid of what they’ll think of us or that they’ll reject us. All too often, we don’t share our faith
because of fear. But look at what Jesus said when he called his disciples to proclaim the things he taught them.

“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matt. 10:28).

See, when we allow our fear of how people will respond deter us from sharing our faith, we fail to realize that if that person does not come to a saving faith in Jesus they will experience the wrath of the God who can destroy body and soul in hell. I’m convinced that our fear for the lost should FAR outweigh our fear of them. Don’t let fear stop you from doing what you’re called to do, let it drive you!