But What About Them?

Penn Jillette, a famous magician atheist, once said, “How much do you have to hate somebody to believe that everlasting life is possible and not tell them that?” Evangelism seems so scary. For an introvert like me, the thought of striking up a conversation with someone I don’t know tires me out. I still get anxious talking to someone I know on the phone. Don’t even get me started on the pressure to not speak about God in today’s society.

But the point of this post is not just about telling others about God, but it’s about this passive mentality Christians take about sharing the Gospel. So often I scroll down my feed and see all the terrible things happening and I often see so many comment how they wish Jesus would come soon and end it all and take us all to Heaven. It makes me think, what about them? The people out there who are still lost? The people who have never heard the good news? I include myself in this when I say that sometimes we just want Jesus to save us from our discomfort but we don’t stop and think about those who don’t have someone to hold on to.

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Keeping Jesus to only make us happy and bless us, but not sharing His redemptive side to others is a selfish thing to do. So often I see something on the news and just say how sad it is, but rarely do I stop and pray for those people, for hearts to change so less bad things happen, and for people to turn to God. We hate watching bad situations happen but forget to think about the people that are actually in those situations and how much they need a savior.

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Ever since I read 1 Peter 3:15 it became one of my favorite verses. It says, “Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it.” As Christians, we must always be aware of those around us and fully be aware that all some people need is hope and to experience Jesus’ sweetness, just as we have. This is more than just evangelizing to fill more seats in a church. This is more about stepping outside of ourselves and analyzing why we’re not telling people about God and only looking for God to move in us. Why do we see bad things happening but we don’t stop and pray for the people in the darkness? God will surely come and protect us, but let’s also share the light and spread hope as we were meant to do.

9 thoughts on “But What About Them?

  • this is a needed reminder! It’s so easy to keep him in a bubble to yourself and forget we are the hands and feet of Christ, so we need to reach out to others and share the good news.

  • This is awesome. I am an introvert too, so I definitely struggle with this as well. I’ve never really thought about it as selfish to keep my faith to myself, which is stupid because it totally is!! I am definitely gonna have to put myself out of my comfort zone to share Jesus with others!

  • I can totally relate. I’m also an introvert and with such a persecution against christians it is many times easier to just keep God to ourselves. But, we, who know the truth must work to spread it, leaving the personality behind and doing what is best for the world in God’s eyes.

  • YES! I have been so challenged by this lately. Especially intentionally walking outside of my comfortable community and meeting new people. And then sharing my relationship with Jesus with them. Love love love this reminder!

  • My goodness, what a beautiful reminder.

    It’s scary sometimes (all the time, if I’m being honest) to share my faith because half the time I’m not even sure what the heck I believe. But there’s something about sharing your testimony that’s freeing and helps you dig a little deeper in your own faith.

    Thank you for sharing your heart,
    Fallon.

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