Monday, October 24, 2011

Wimpy Christian

Recently, I had a breast cancer scare. To make a long story short – I found a lump in my breast and went to my doctor; she recommended a mammogram and an ultrasound. After the ultrasound procedure they recommended that the lump be aspirated and if necessary a biopsy would be done.

The day I went in for the aspiration, I was nervous yet peaceful. I was not worried about the outcome. While in the waiting room there were other ladies – all of us sitting around in these ill-fitting gowns trying not to think the worst and hoping for the best. There was one particular lady who struck up a conversation with me. She was very worried. I told her, not to worry; I would pray for her. She said "Thank you." I really wanted to ask her if she was a Christian, but I talked myself right out of it.

During the aspiration, the doctor and the ultrasound technician were surprised that the lump disappeared as soon as the fluid was drained from it. Listening to them, it seemed as if this was not the normal course of events. I thanked God and sent up another prayer for my nervous lady friend.

I hope she has a positive outcome.

I hope she’s a believer.

I really wished I’d said more to her. I told myself, “It’s not the right time; she’ll think I’m crazy!”

I have something good to share – something that keeps me calm in trying circumstances. Now that I look back, I think most people want that.

Someone close to me said, “Wimpy and Christian don’t belong in the same sentence. While I know this to be true, I know, for me, many times I wimp out on the opportunity to verbally share. I’m glad that my life is different in a way that makes people curious, but out right sharing sometimes seems uncomfortable.

There, I’ve said it!

Going forward, I want to be bold yet wise as I speak about the Difference in my life. It doesn’t hurt to share the good news and we never know how God will work in a person’s life. Let's each of us do our part in telling others the Good News.

Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? I (Paul) have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 1 Corinthians 3:5,6

Do you have a hard time verbally sharing your faith? For those of you that are good at this, how did you overcome your fear?


  1. I commend you on walking over to offer prayer to this woman. Honestly I think that was a bold move. So many times we don't do those things, instead wait for someone to approach us.....and we know they will not.
    I am guilty of not sharing my faith the way that I should with others. I boldly stand on the word, but I don't always make the first step towards people I don't know.
    I will definitely keep your post in mind when future opportunities come.

  2. Hmm, I never considered myself a wimpy Christian, thanks! *lol* I don't share much of my faith outside my immediate circle. **shrugs** No specific reason, but I will offer to pray for people when they need it.

  3. i think sometimes i can be a wimpy Christian but God is always using us to do his work..but you are right there are so many different opportunities to let God's love shine through us! thanks for sharing!

  4. I also commend you for walking over to her. Many would not have done that. I was also a wimpy one at one time. I stepped WAY out of a comfort zone about 15 years ago and joined an evangelism program that trained me to share and then we went out to share with others. Just going out there and doing it over and over and over is what makes me stronger. I also prayed many times to be filled with boldness. Start out small by doing just what you did. Just say something! Offer prayer. And let God do the rest. I'm proud of you for going forward and not staying in one spot. Good for you! :)
    I will be praying boldness for you too!

  5. i'm probably being very hard on myself; but its also a personal challenge to do more.


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