“Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.” Colossians 4:5-6 NLT
We should be wise in our contacts with nonbelievers, making the most of our opportunities to tell them the Good News of salvation. What opportunities do you have?
When we tell others about Christ, it is important always to be gracious in what we say. No matter how much sense the message makes, we lose our effectiveness if we are not courteous. Just as we like to be respected, we must respect others if we want them to listen to what we have to say.
Just like I said on Friday if you do or say nothing, nobody can form an opinion about you.
That’s the dilemma we have though we are mandated to be shepherds and fisher of men. We are to be to be the example and light to people. We are to spread the good news of the gospel. Know how are we going to achieve that without speaking and doing?
When I read this scripture I think about is how as a young Christian every one eyes are on you. They ready to pounce as soon as you make a mistake. Do we as Christians make mistakes and succumb to our old habits off course we do. I certainly do. There where a couple of times just this week. I was challenged.
Know you see that’s exactly what the scripture is referring to. Live wisely and let your actions and conversations be gracious and attractive. Is moaning, bickering and arguing attractive? Nope. Is negative talk gracious? Nope.
All of us yearn to be recognized. We seek solace in all the wrong things. Popular because you have money and are the party attraction. These things are short lived. Think of some of those famous people that do that? They tend to die lonely and at a young age.
Can you imagine being popular for all the right reasons. How much more value will that add to people’s lives.
“Lord I Pray that you make say and do the right things to make me popular for You God. I thank you for loving me. In Jesus name. Amen.”