By Mary Jo Sharp
Opening up and discussing your beliefs with someone can be nerve-racking. But it doesn’t have to be.
Here are four ways to make sharing your faith a little easier.
1. “I don’t know” is a good answer.
Only God has all the answers. So if someone asks a question that stumps you, try a little humility. By saying, “I don’t know,” you’re being honest while taking truth seriously.
2. It’s okay to make mistakes.
We all struggle with this one. I’ve heard great orators err in a presentation with which they should be comfortable. This happens to everyone. Give yourself room to learn from your mistakes.
3. There are no perfect times to share your faith.
Don’t wait around for everything to be just right. There are no perfect situations this side of eternity in which to discuss God. There are only opportunities.
4. Have a bit of faith.
Don’t be alarmed as you begin to talk with folks. It will take some time and practice to alleviate that wandering-in-the-dark feeling during a conversation. Just be open to the moments and people God brings into your life.