Gettin’ In The Stirrups For Christ

Sometimes in life we have to do things that are quite unpleasant. One in particular, I can think of, is the dreaded pap smear. Ladies, I believe you’ll all agree with me on this one. You’re laying there, in a lovely paper gown, with your feet in the stirrups, staring at the ceiling. If that’s not awkward enough, the doc proceeds to have a conversation with you! That kind of puts us in a vulnerable position huh? It does, but why do we do it? We do it to try and stay healthy, and to possibly catch some dreaded disease early and save ourselves even more pain and suffering.
There are times when our christian walk is like having a pap smear. Our job in this world is to share the message of Christ. Talk about feeling vulnerable! There are times I’d much rather face the dreaded Pap smear than to have to witness to someone! Come on, y’all know what I’m talkin about. It’s so easy to talk about how good God is when we’re in our little circle if Christian friends, but talking Him up with a non believer? That’s a different story!
The bible says in 2 Timothy 3:12 that “everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.”
It’s probably not going to feel good. Our egos might get bruised, and we might even want to smack some of them, but I’d rather feel those things than for a lost person to go to hell because I was a chicken! Let’s start asking God for boldness! Let’s give that ol’ devil a punch in the face and remind him who’s in charge! Let’s get “in the stirrups for Christ” so to speak, and do something uncomfortable so that another person can be spiritually healthy!
I hope y’all have lots of awkward and vulnerable moments for Christ.

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