These are good things; however, I had a hidden issue I was unaware of. I worshipped my knowledge of God. I felt that Sunday school made me an expert on Him. I felt that my private time with God made me stand out as a star. I felt doing things for God such as volunteering, praying, and reading my Bible made me superior. I had no clue that focusing on “my efforts” to build a relationship with God was self-serving.
Have you introduced someone you did not know? Typically, we fumble across the details of their lives and end with a sheepish grin (we are programmed to save face). We can only introduce who we know and what we know about them.
In our daily meetings, we try to make the “perfect” impression. We want our encounters to be memorable. We want to make a lasting impression on others. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be our best. Many of us take this need to be perfect and turn it into something it is not. We make perfection our gold standard for a job well done.
I chuckle at myself when I remember my early views of sharing the gospel. At a young age, I knew I needed to share Jesus with my peers. My methodology was misguided. Instead of asking my friends if they wanted to hear about Jesus, I held them hostage.
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