GIVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY
I am a living witness that God will create opportunities for you to share his Word. And by sharing his Word, it’s not always about quoting chapters and verses. However, how we speak should reflect our understanding of what the Word says. There is, indeed, the power of life and death in our tongues.
I’ll give you an example. Some ladies at work were talking about the issues/concerns with the infidelity activities of Kevin Hart. I was asked to give an explanation of why men cheat being that I was the only man present at the time. Without quoting a single scripture, I presented the explanation of why men cheat and went on to discuss the importance of men properly defining what it means to really be a man. My response was based in scripture yet I did not have to say “God” or “Jesus” or “in the book of Ephesians…”. Not that I’m knocking quoting scriptures because there is a time and a place for that. But to really reach people in this world, you have to come at them with something more practical. Something that they can relate to. Show them the door and how to open it but leave the decision to open it up to them. If presented in the proper way, people will seek the Kingdom for themselves and be open to more understanding.
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What I want the most is for this to not be about me. But rather the focus be placed on Jesus Christ; the author and finisher of our faith. I am just a vessel willing to be used by him and for him.
Good topic. Can you elaborate on your explanation to them?
Sure will. I actually wrote this comment on someone’s page on Facebook. It’s the culture, society, and our own nature that’s to blame here. As men, we are designed with the God given desire to prosper and conquer. In the area of women, even if we are married, we always wonder about the grass in someone else’s yard and if given the proper chance, we will cut it. What men fail to realize is that, even though God gave us the desires and urges, he also provided the guidelines and the power to control and manage these urges. Instead, we allow the urges to manage us. We’ll say things like, “I did it because it “felt” good…” or we’ll justify it by saying “well my wife or girlfriend doesn’t do….”. This same principle applies to women but more so to men as we tend to be more driven sexually than we are intellectually and emotionally. I am convinced, that apart from God, it is impossible to remain faithful. It requires a level of effort that you cannot obtain on your own.
Thank you for explaining. That makes so much sense. God has to be first in every aspect of our lives.
You are very welcome. And I encourage you to keep reading my posts and keep asking questions!! I appreciate you.
Awesome explanation Terry!!! Apart from GOD we can not do anything. We have to be mindful that we are to stay connected to GOD at all times. The enemy keeps coming, the word says to pray without ceasing.