And pray for me, that words may be given to me when I open my mouth, to proclaim boldly the mystery of the good news [of salvation]… Ephesians 6:19 (AMP)
You’re created to be courageous, but not just for any reason. There’s a purpose behind this courage, because God has placed a calling on your life. Whether you’re in business or healthcare, whether you’re a parent or a student, everything you do is about the Kingdom of God. It’s about getting the Gospel out.
In Ephesians 6:19, Paul makes an interesting prayer request. He asks the believers in Ephesus to pray that he would have boldness to share the Good News. Yet when you look at Paul’s life, he was already one of the boldest people you could ever meet. Although he was stoned, shipwrecked, whipped and hunted down, he kept going for the sake of his purpose. Yet he prayed for even more boldness!
Many of today’s believers are on “spiritual birth control.” We pray that our cities and nations would come to know Christ, yet we’re too timid to get out there and share about Him ourselves. You and I were meant to live in such a way that our lives would point others to Jesus.
Proverbs 28:1 says that the righteous are as bold as lions. Bold to do what? Bold to come to Christ and get His ability to share the Good News with the people who need it. In whatever sphere of influence you have, whether that’s in your neighbourhood, workplace or circle of friends, get out there and live the message of Jesus! Trust God to give you the words to say when you open your mouth. You’re empowered to live a bold, effective life of purpose as you share what you’ve found in Him!