One of the biggest lessons that I have learned is how to talk to someone with love and respect.
Each and every one of us is unique and different. We all hold different beliefs and veiws, and have had different life experiences.
Therefore, speaking to anyone without agruing, striving, offending, hurting, and breaking relationships, is extremely hard.
As followers of Christ, we have an example to look up to. We know the truth and can therefore must do it.
When it comes down to the DOING part, we tend to lack…either saying nothing, as not to offend or saying too much the wrong way, ending your testimony and good reputation.
I have had times in my life where I felt justified by what I said, when I said it, and to who I had said it.
But what I thought was Yahweh’s will, was my own prideful self.
I wanted to save every one from the doom that I saw coming, for all the terrible sinners in my life. What I was missing, was that I was the worst of them all.
No one is perfect. Not on our own…
We are all constantly growing in our faith. Looking down on someone is not only prideful and condemning, but it ruins your testimony…
and most importantly, how that person views our Heavenly Father.
You may be the last and only glimpse of truth that that person will ever see or hear.
As a follower of Christ, we are His representatives, in every second of the day, every day, for the rest of our lives.
Being fearfully out to save people from hell is NOT love.
We serve the All Powerful, All Mighty, Awesome, Creator of everything! The Great I Am! None is greater!
He has EVERYTHING under control. That means everything!
Knowing this, we have no need to worry about the friends and family who may be doomed for hell. Yahweh knows their hearts and He has everything under control.
Just because you think that they should believe exactly what you believe, this very moment, does not mean that it is in Yahweh’s plan.
His timing is perfect… always.
So, trust Yahweh with your friends and family, speaking in love as you are led.
And spend some time examining yourself. The best, most peaceful times are when I am studying and talking with Yahweh about who I am, and who He wills me to be.
Plant some seeds.
Then, trust Yahweh.
And never stop growing, yourself.