In the last few months God has really begun to press into me this urgency for Boldness... As he has pressed into me, he has given me opportunity after opportunity to be just that.... BOLD. mostly with people I am just meeting for the first time. I am a social person yes, however when it comes to putting my faith out there not know what kind of reaction I will get is TERRIFYING to me! In these instances that he has give me both have been receptive. I am excited to step out like this and share my faith... he has also reminded me of my journey to him... it wasn't pretty and it was a very long and rough road.
when thinking about this boldness and this urge to speak when asked to... I don't want to because I don't feel strong enough or because I don't want to look stupid... he keeps reminding me that The holy spirit will give me all that I need when the time comes to speak... its just my job to do as I have been asked. why? Because God says so! To be honest over the last year the question "why?" has pretty much disappeared from my prayers... I don't really care why... God asks me to do something and I am just going to move and do it... don't get me wrong, there are many times that I don't want to do what he asks, however, I have seen him working in some HUGE ways in my life and in others and so I don't even want to question what he is doing. you never know what that one invite to church, or that one random act of kindness, or that one little chat in the park will do for the person you are speaking to... it took 2 very long years of one of my friends asking me every week to go to church or go to PWOC with her before I actually went and when I did... I was finally ready to accept Christ into my heart and to change my life for the better... This friend of mine was so bold even when she KNEW I would likely say no, she kept asking... for 2 YEARS! you never know where someone is at and you never know why God is prompting you to say something but if you are prompted to speak... SPEAK!