Tuesday, April 21, 2009

He Must be a Devil Worshiper!

Have you ever been guilty of judging someone for the way they look?

Suppose you were out in the public and saw a teen dressed in all black. "Devil worshiper", "He is trying to draw attention to himself", "He must be wild and on drugs" are a few things you may think...in your head or even say to a friend.

I have been guilty of this myself.

Instead of judging people who don't "look" the way WE think they should, we should be quick to think...there could be a beautiful person in there. Maybe they are sad and depressed and are searching for happiness. Maybe they just like black. Maybe they have never heard the Gospel. Maybe no one has taken the time to really know this person...created by God.

Does this person have a bad home life, no father in their life, maybe a mom who is to "busy" to take time for her children.

And most importantly...

"Does this person know Christ?"

And then what? What do we do next?

Pray for this person. Be bold...strike up a conversation with him. Get to know him. Share Christ, give him a track.

What if they reject me? I do not like people to reject me...but are they rejecting me...or Christ?

BUT the seed has been planted. The Lord could use this to save his soul, most likely not at that moment but it may 10 years down the road...even though I may never see this young person dressed like a "satan worshiper" again after that day in public.

We never know what God will do. How He will use us.

Please pray I would be bold. I am not. I pass out tracts but to go and speak to someone is hard for me.

I desire to be bold but to be honest...my pride gets in the way...I want people to like me. What a shame! I think more about myself than a strangers soul.

May I be convicted each time I pass up the chance to share Christ and don't!

1 comment:

Kristy said...

I feel the same way! When I see people like that, I usually do just feel a sadness - a sadness for them to have their eyes opened by the Lord. I do not ever want to judge them - because I can remember my life before Christ too easily (though I never looked anything close to a devil worshiper!). I pray boldness for us all - and a compassionate heart.