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Use every opportunity to teach about God. Good or bad. No matter what you may think people will say to you or about you, you can use your experiences and your circumstances to tell others about God.

There is Never a Wrong Time

There is never a wrong time to teach anyone about God. Why might you ask? There’s never a wrong time to talk to others about God because God is already there in people’s midst anyhow. You have to be the one who is unafraid to witness to other people in life.

Speak boldly and proclaim your faith and give Him praise whenever you can and at every opportunity. If you continually believe in His promises and declare His work in your life and you declare His glory during hard times, it will be so much easier to lift the stresses up to Him during hard times instead of complaining. You can be the light in the world and have the honor and privilege to teach others that.

Summoning Up Courage

Look at how much Moses, Joseph, and Jonah had to summon up their courage and speak about God to people they were afraid of. Moses had to go back to Egypt and tell his brother, Pharaoh to let the people of Israel go. You can bet your bottom dollar he was scared. Moses had every reason to be, but he did as the Lord commanded him through much convincing and talking to God.  He ended up delivering the Israelites from the Egyptian army by having them go through the Red Sea.

Lead With God

Joseph was sold into slavery by his very brothers and little did he know that he would see them again in Egypt after he was given full power over Egypt during the seven good years and seven years of famine. The brothers came to Egypt from canna because they were in the middle of famine as well. They were willing to pay Joseph with silver that they had sold him into slavery for. Joseph didn’t want to forgive them at first, but God convinced him that forgiveness was better than resentment and hatred.

Jonah was told by God to go to Nineveh to tell the people there to repent of their sins. Instead of obeying right away, he decided to hide and try to get away from what God was ordering him to do. He ran away from his responsibilities because he was afraid of the outcome. As it turned out, the result was way worse for him than he expected, only because he didn’t obey God in the first place.

Jonah went onto a fishing boat, and a massive storm came up.  Jonah confessed that he had done wrong and disobeyed God by not going to Nineveh. He volunteered to be thrown into the sea, and a whale swallowed him. He was in the whale three days and three nights. Once he was spat from the whale, God told him again to go to Nineveh. The second time Jonah obeyed willingly and told the people there to repent of their sins.

Even though fear had held all of these people back before, they eventually summoned up the courage in the hearts and in their minds to do the right thing. They finally listened to God and were amazed at what He could do not only for the people they were preaching to. They were also amazed at what God could do for them in their own lives as well.

It is Their Choice

People have the choice as to whether or not they want to listen to what you are saying. You don’t have to shove Jesus down their throats though either. You can just tell them how you found the peace of God in your life, whether they ask or not. If someone complains about their life, you can be Christ’s light and example in their darkness by telling them to look at the blessings of their life.

Look at the Things That Are Going Well

A better way to look at it is to ask them to think to the things that went right in their day and the things that are going well for them in their life instead of always focusing on the things that are going wrong. Ask them to think of one thing or multiple aspects of things in their life that they are grateful for. Maybe it will change their perspective and open up their eyes to realize just how good their life is.

Praise God Even During Hard Times

When people see and hear you praising Him during the hardest times of your life, it might cause them to reexamine their hearts. They might have a change of heart towards God and the blessings He continually bestows on them every day. They might even say something such as “Man if this person can praise God even when they have had cancer, or are fighting another disease, or when they have lost one of their beloved family members, I should praise Him even in my dark days too.” Never be afraid to proclaim your faith no matter what may be happening in your life.

Be the example of Christ’s love and light in the darkness of the world. You never know whose life you could impact.

 

 

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