One day, my husband and I were surprised by this negative Facebook comment that was supposed to offend us. But instead, it encouraged us to keep sharing the gospel.
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Faith in Jesus and knowing Him were the best thing that could have ever happened in my life. If you share the same faith as I do, I’m sure you can agree with that. And if it’s so amazing, then we just wish everybody knew about it. Right?
I didn’t grow up knowing the Lord and in fact, I learned a lot of things with the world — a lot of bad things.
Because I’ve experienced those things, I know they don’t lead anyone to a place even close to happiness, satisfaction or contentment.
Thus, I just wish even more that everyone would come to know the love of Jesus so they wouldn’t have to suffer the agony of living a life of sin and darkness.
The fact that I didn’t know Jesus growing up, just encourages me to keep sharing the gospel.
The negative Facebook comment
A few days ago, my husband shared a little bit of his faith on Facebook. Like me, he didn’t know the Lord in the way we do today until a couple of years ago, and he too lived a life of things that were learned in the world.
We both sure made a lot of mistakes, but that is our past now and we’re new creatures in Christ Jesus, forgiven and redeemed by His blood that was shed on the cross. We were changed and transformed by His love.
This kind of transformation is only possible through the love of Christ.
Going back to the Facebook post story… Whoever read my husband’s word of faith on Facebook that day, didn’t and doesn’t know the love of Jesus yet. That man cursed, brought up things from the past and argued with hurtful words.
We read his comment, got angry, sad, and anguished.
But our feelings shifted…
Then, we remembered the grace, mercy, and love of Christ, that have brought us to where we are today. A place of peace, trying to live every day in the center of God’s will for our lives.
That situation made me remember a sentence that got stuck with me as I was reading The 5 Habits Of A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit, a couple days ago:
“Opposition is always an opportunity for God to reveal Himself.”
If you stop and think about it, it really is. So I believe all the stress we had, might have been a real opportunity for God to reveal Himself.
This negative comment encouraged us to keep sharing the gospel
If you’re going through a situation of opposition, don’t worry! God is working and there’s always an opportunity for His love and mercy to be revealed to someone. Stay strong and don’t give in. Share your faith and your testimony with confidence.
Trust in the Lord.
In the times of opposition, there will always be an opportunity for his revelation, bringing change and transformation to the life of those who need it the most.
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16
I just pray God will reveal Himself to that man. That soon He will be the one sharing his testimony of faith and encounter with Christ’s love. I pray that you and I will be bold to continue sharing our faith even when there’s opposition. That in every opposition we encounter towards our faith, God will be revealed!
Have you had any situation like that happen to you? Where a person who doesn’t even know you, judged you as if they were sinless, perfect creatures? I’d love to hear in the comments how you handled it and what you learned from it.