1 Corinthians 2:14
The Soulish man has no capacity to comprehend the language of the Spirit of God; spiritual things seem meaningless to him; he is incapable to discern that which can only be spiritually appreciated. (Mirror Bible)
Have you stopped sharing God because of rejection?
Do you sometimes find yourself talking to someone about God, Who He is, what He has done and continues to do for the world, and specifically what He has done in your life? Do you share the godly choices you’re making because of Him? Do you find they look at you as if you’re crazy? What do you do? Do you stop and ask yourself, “why are they looking at me with that strange expression on their face”? Or do you keep sharing? The reality is, if they don’t know Christ, they have no way to comprehend what you’re talking about. They don’t have the ability to celebrate with you because they can only receive your word if they have a soft heart and a spiritual encounter with the Lord. They are not there. This is not a character assessment; it is a spiritual one. Don’t stop sharing.
1 Corinthians 3:7-9 So neither is the one who plants nor the one who waters anything, but [only] God who causes the growth. 8 He who plants and he who waters are one [in importance and esteem, working toward the same purpose]; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. 9 For we are God’s fellow workers [His servants working together]; you are God’s cultivated field [His garden, His vineyard], God’s building. (Amplified Bible)
If someone is open to listen, continue to share. You never know if what you are saying will be the planting, the watering or the fertilizing of the plant. You don’t know where they are in the process, but God does. Take advantage of every opportunity to testify of who God is and what He has done in your life. Be mindful not to be antagonistic in how you interact. However, if they’re willing to listen, share. This is a big test in your process. Rejection is not an easy thing to snap back from, but God is able to keep you. Remember, God can use your testimony to draw them and save their soul.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I thank You for every opportunity to lift You up, to share the gospel, to talk about who You are and what You’ve done. I understand the carnal man cannot really expressly believe and celebrate the information being provided. I know one plants, one waters, but You give the increase. You are the One who draws and Who saves. So, I will continue to share. I know I don’t have the big picture. I know I don’t know what path a person is on. You know. Please forgive me for not taking advantage of the opportunities You present before me. I don’t want to miss any more of them because of being moved by what I see or don’t see or what I hear or don’t hear. Your word says that if You be lifted, You’ll draw. I will not be discouraged, and I won’t give up if I don’t get the response I am looking for. I will continue to yield myself to You. Please use me where ever, however, and with whom ever You choose. Here am I send me…