When it comes on sharing the Gospel, sometimes we are so passionate on doing it. But somehow, fears starts crawling when God is calling you to share the Gospel to the person that every time you see, you were shaken. For example, God calls you to share the Gospel to your bully, how can you do that if that person is bullying you every time he sees you. Or maybe, share the Gospel to your family, specifically to your dad, how will you response?
Once again, let us look back on the life of a disciple called Ananias when he was called by Jesus to minister to Saul:
The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.”
“Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.”
But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.”
– Acts 9:11-16
As we see, fear crawled on Ananias because Jesus called him to minister to a man who persecute Christians during that time. But, Jesus told him, “GO!” Ananias just showed to all of us that yes fear will going to crawl in our body when God has called us to share the Gospel. At the end, he put his trust on God. He followed the will of God for he knew that the man that he will going to minister has been called also.
And what’s the outcome? An ordinary disciple, ministered to the man who wrote 2/3 of the New Testament and that man became one of the greatest apostles. That Saul became what we called Paul the Apostle. When God placed you in the place of Ananias, FEAR NOT! Who knows? If the person that you will going to share the Gospel will become great someday.