“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. (Tyndal Study Bible)
Just like I said the other day if you do or say nothing, nobody can form an opinion about you.
That’s the dilemma we are mandated to be shepherds and fisher of men. We need to say something. We are to be the example and light to people. We are to spread the good news of the gospel. Now, how are we going to achieve that without speaking and doing?
When I read this scripture, I think about how as a young Christian everyone eyes are on you. They ready to pounce soon as you make a mistake. Do we as Christians make mistakes and succumb to our old habits of course we do. I certainly do. There were a couple of times just this week; I faced challenges.
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 recognised. We seek solace in all the wrong things. The attraction at parties because you have money. These things are short lived. Think 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.