KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 1:16 KJV “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek”.
To be shy about anything, is to be apprehensive about doing that thing because of an anticipation of failure, or reproach that others may raise against you. It normally sterns from having a very low persuasion about the potency and the ability of that thing to do what it says. One’s personal suspicion of inefficiency in doing the task of communicating the gospel can also cause him or her to be shy. Apostle Paul says he does not entertain any form of shyness about the gospel, because it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes. This statement implies there is no other power available to save men than the gospel.
HOW can one overcome the shyness of sharing the gospel?
1.Convince yourself about the indispensable responsibility of sharing the gospel.
2. Settle it fully in your heart that when talking to people about the gospel you would encounter two main responses, and you should be prepared for any of them. They are, either you would be accepted or rejected period.
3.Spend time daily in prayer and in the study of the word and the Holy Spirit would
stir in you a boldness to share the gospel.
4.Get another Christian with whom you would reach out to share the gospel with others. (Luke 10:1)
5.Consider all the young boys and girls who defiantly do abominable things in the open, and let that stir in you a holy anger to also defy every hindrance to share the gospel.
6.Remember what the Lord said, if you are shy to talk to men about him, He would likewise fail to talk to the angels about you.
Luke 12:8 KJV” Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God”:
7.Remember that the faint hearted have no part in the kingdom of God but rather shall be in the lake of fire. (Rev 21:8)
Dear brother or sister the cost of not sharing the gospel is too high. Apostle Paul says woe is me if I don’t share the gospel (1st Corinth 9:16) The Rewards of willingly sharing the gospel is immense. (John 4:36) Considering all that has been said above, refuse to be shy and share the gospel with as many that you would encounter.
The gospel remains the power of God to save the lost. I refuse to be shy to share it. I share it and even compel men to respond to church services without any sense of shame.
1Corinth 9:16 KJV “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!”
Revelation 21:8 KJV” But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death”.