(ANON QUESTION RECEIVED ON GodfirstGodalways)
I was in a pretty serious car accident with someone I love. I am completely fine but he is really banged up and has a mild brain injury. I have been praying for a way to witness to him because he does not have faith. How could I use this as an opportunity to share faith? Do you think God sent this as an opportunity? Thank you, God bless.
Praise the LORD you are here because He has a purpose for you. Thank you for this. I believe we all should know that there’s a reason behind everything that happens. And as Christians, our reasoning behind them should always lead back to God and therefore the outcome should always be positive. For some, circumstances will always have a negative effect, but as Christians if we know that God is behind every situation, His perfect will cannot be argued with. The LORD is your guide therefore this is definitely an opportunity from Him. This is an opportunity for you just as much as it is for him, he just doesn’t know. And since you know better because you are a believer, I believe your gratitude for life should speak of joy and love. This is an opportunity for you to rediscover the meaning of life and the way you share and show that wisdom and knowledge will influence your loved one. That’s how you can witness to them. It’s not going to be over night, or a week, or a month even. It’s your consistent, patience with them, your perseverance and faith in God, the joy and confidence you carry around others besides this person you love.
It’s your consistency at seeking righteousness. You shouldn’t worry so much about HOW TO BRING THIS PERSON TO CHRIST. YOUR CONCERN IS NOT IN THE RESPONSIBILITY. BE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR WORDS AND BEHAVIOR AROUND THIS PERSON. BE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT HOW YOU WILL BE PRESENTING A GENUINE HEART. What I mean is take your focus off of witnessing to this person. I know as disciples we are to witness, but if works do not save us, your actions do not matter. What matters is being present/focusing in on the reason behind your words and actions. Your intentions are more important than witnessing. It’s in God’s time and will how this person will receive His Grace. Your job is to work on yourself and love this person unconditionally, and pray for them often, for their salvation. Pray for them, around them, in their presence. And pray for yourself often in private as well to be used as His vessel, to be revealed situations you can use to subtly and gently point them to Christ without religiosity. Pray for confidence and boldness to pray with them and for them. I am praying for you friend that with each conviction the LORD gives you, you gain hope that you are already being used. I believe all things work together for the good of the faithful, who seek to be transformed from their old ways of thinking. Less is more. More is less.
Titus 2:11-12 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.
Luke 18:27 Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
1 John 5:14-15 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
By His Grace, Sheela (Via godfirstgodalways)