We just finished our youth service series called Break the Silence. We talked about Paul, Peter, and Philip, some of the evangelists from the book of Acts. Before the next series, my hope is that this series will not just go through our heads but rather, it would be a part of our daily lifestyle. Here are 3 simple thoughts to keep that “breaking the silence” attitude going:
1. Read your Bible.
Really? Yes! I know it’s very basic but we talk more when we know more. I remember the times when i would freeze and back down from opportunities to preach the Gospel to my friends because i wasn’t sure of what i would say but eventually I learned my lesson, that it is a lot more easier to break the silence when you know deep in your heart what your talking about.
2. Keep doing it!
Paul encourages Timothy to fan into flame the gift of God. I’m pretty sure that to take off the notions of rejection, you just have to do it and keep doing it more! I remember listening to a motivational speaker who got rejected 52 times (Ouch!) until the 53rd call, he knew what to say and he sounded so good that he was given the opportunity to do his first speaking engagement. My friend, one rejection does not mean that God can’t use you. There are 300 “fear nots” in the bible, i think it’s pretty obvious that God really doesn’t want us to fear. Keep sharing Jesus to your friends! Don’t give up! You may choke at first but keep speaking, check out on the net the secret of 10,000 hours in regards to speaking.
3. Surround yourself with silence breakers.
I just invented that term there, haha! But seriously, surround yourself with people who has the same passion and goal. I’m thankful that i am part of a team that shares the same passion. When i feel like i’m ineffective, i listen and talk to them, and man oh man, i always feel encouraged right after and my faith is just pumped to another level! If you want to break the silence, don’t do it alone! Have a squad with you!
As i end this blog, keep in mind that God has called you to make an impact through the Gospel. I’m pretty confident that with such a message and with the power of the Holy Spirit, we will be able to BREAK THE SILENCE in every campus and every nation in our generation.