I believed; therefore I have spoken. (2 Cor. 4:13)
I LIVE ON A STATE HIGHWAY that gets plenty of traffic, so I am occasionally asked to place signs in my yard to support political candidates or local events. It may not seem like much to give up a little yard space, but I’m careful with my response. I don’t want to make a statement for someone or something I don’t believe in. At other times, I’m the one trying to draw attention to a cause. I want the world to know about the person or event I’m passionate to support, and I’m proactively finding ways to promote what I believe in.
Maybe that explains why I’m a preacher. I have found something worth talking about, and I want to take every opportunity to tell others the truth I have discovered. I’m convinced that “our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all” (2 Cor. 4:17), and I want others to know it too. Honestly, I believe this so passionately that I don’t even know how to keep quiet.
Let your faith in Jesus Christ—your freedom in Him—bolster your courage to share the good news. You have been given knowledge that is too valuable and beautiful to be hidden away; don’t keep quiet. Share it with others, with a spirit of faith.
Write down your deepest belief, then share it with someone today.
Lawrence W. Wilson is a pastor, author, and avid cyclist from Fishers, Indiana.