Do your palms begin to sweat? Does your mind run amuck when you are faced with “witnessing?”
People’s love for the Master is great, but their boldness before others is weak. Fear not, you are not alone! Listen to what Paul says: “I did not come with superior eloquence or wisdom as I proclaimed the testimony of God..” Further, he says that he was weak, fearful, and he trembled.
So how do we overcome these feelings when we love Jesus, but find that our excuses outweigh our obedience? This is what Paul did: He counted on the Holy Spirit’s power which reminds us of Zech 4:6:
“Not by strength and not by power, but by my Spirit,”
When we employ that strategy we find that our words do not come from us, but from Him. It is God’s work to open the hearts of men.
The Holy Spirit is the power behind our words and emotions. ”He will prove the world wrong concerning sin and righteousness and judgment – concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;” [Jn 16] Trust the Holy Spirit to go before you and He will prepare the hearts. We are the feet of clay to be used by Holy Spirit. Let your passion to share Christ be led by the Holy Spirit.