The world has shutdown. Most people are living in “wait mode”. Waiting for things to get back to normal. Get back to the hustle and bustle. Get back to team no sleep, and everything else in between.
But the one thing that hasn’t shutdown is Faith. Faith is still making the impossible possible.
Faith isn’t waiting for a change in the world, it requires change in you.
While the world waits, you can use this time to go deeper in your Faith. Read the Word and get understanding, attend virtual church and be inspired, give helping hand and support someone in need, but above it all share your FAITH and be the light in darkness.
More than ever before, people are thirsty for FAITH—a faith that knows and trusts in God’s promises. A faith in God that reminds us that He is aware and awake to our every need.
No one really knows what’s next. But as people of Faith we must be encouraged and hopeful.
Someone around you needs to experience faith on another level. That even when we can’t see it, we can’t feel it, we know God is still working for our good and His glory.
Now I know it’s not always easy to share your faith with others. And sometimes even when you want to, you may hear that cynical voice in your head that says “who do you think you are? why would you want to share your faith now?
If that has ever happened to you, you are not alone. Even those of us that regularly share our faith, has had to overcome that voice.
As the world has slowed down, take this time to reflect on where you are on your faith journey. The Bible tells us that faith without works is dead. What are you doing to put your Faith to work? How can others benefit from your testimony?
If you are not sharing your faith, here are 6 Affirmative Steps I believe will inspire you to begin now:
1. ACKNOWLEDGE it.
If you know you have a hard time sharing your faith with others, acknowledge it. You cannot confront any situation in your life until you first acknowledge it exist.
When it comes to sharing your faith, please take some time to be honest with yourself. It’s ok to admit that you’re afraid to share your faith because you don’t know how people will receive it. Honesty brings clarity.
2. IDENTIFY it.
Now that you’ve acknowledged “I don’t know what will happen if I shared my FAITH.”
You need to take some time and identify what you think may happen. For example, maybe you think you will lose friends.
If you’re a business owner maybe you think you will lose customers. Be clear and specific on what tangible things you maybe at risk of losing.
3. ACCEPT it:
Now that you’ve identify what you may be at risk of losing, can you accept it?
This is where you need to decide how valuable your faith is in your life. Know that by sharing your faith, there is a possibility that you may lose prospects in your business and friendship in my circle.
But in these instances, a temporary lost in the world can lead to an eternal gain for Heaven. What will it take to accept this as fact?
What will you lose and what will you gain?
4. MESSAGE it.
Believe it or not, there is a message to be crafted in your story. There is a reason why you are reading this article.
There is a reason why this message resonates with you. You want to bring more of your truest self into your everyday experiences, not just when tragedy hits.
But how do you do that? Just start small. For example, if you’re on social media post more positive thoughts, not a shared post or someone else’s words. Write your own words. It doesn’t have to be long. Something as simple as “You are loved by a loving God” will suffice. You never know who might be reading, that needs to hear those words.
5. PRAY about it.
Just because you are a person of Faith, doesn’t mean you have all the answers to life’s problems. But be certain in this fact: God has all the answers. Don’t just say this because it sounds good, say it because you believe it with every fiber of your being.
So many uncertain circumstances come into our lives. Oftentimes, we feel hopeless not knowing what to do next, but in all things we can resolve to trust God.
Make it a habit to have daily conversations with God. Some call it prayer, but I call it talking to my Heavenly Daddy. So, Pray about it and be real.
6. DO it.
Now decide to be consistent. Start posting at least one post a week that would reflect thoughts about your faith. It’s going to take some time, but the goal is to decide to get started and be Faithfully consistent.
You are planting a seed in your life. In order to reap the harvest, you must nurture it. Decide to do it once and be open to doing it again and again.
Don’t worry about being liked by others. Be the first to like it for yourself. Do this for you first and those that are called to appreciate your journey will follow.