Many of us came to Christ through the words and example of a Christian who showed the open sincerity of a true believer. That sincerity can come to each of us when we acknowledge our personal frailties and take off the masks we use to hide them.
In the early days of my ministry I sometimes tried to be self-sufficient and relied on my education and my Bible knowledge instead of God. Sometimes I wore a mask of toughness and confidence that kept me from getting through to people who were hungry to hear of God’s love. Thankfully, God saw though my masquerade and eventually took off my mask of pride. Only then was I able to share the Good News with sincerity and power.
In those times when we doubt our competence to be ambassadors for Christ, let’s remember the words of the apostle Paul from Philippians 4: “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”
As Christians, it’s our privilege and responsibility to share the message of God’s love. We don’t need to hold back! God will give us the strength to share the Good News with the sincerity that comes from total trust in Him.
If you’ve experienced the blessing that comes from letting God be your confidence, I’d love to hear about it. Write to me at email@example.com. I’ll be praying for you!