The First Letter of John
1 John 5:6-12 6 This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.7 For there are three that testify:8 the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree.9 If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son.10 Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son.11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
Are you ever afraid to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with someone? Are you ever timid to tell what you’ve seen and heard concerning the Son of God? Don’t feel too bad, you’re not alone. But we’re all called to share the Good News. It’s our job to proclaim it to all the world. But there’s more good news, the results don’t all rest on us.
The thing about being fearful when it comes to witnessing is that most of the work is actually done by the Holy Spirit, not by us. There’s no reason to be shy about sharing when we realize that we’re just a vessel used by God to reach other people with His message. He works in the heart of the person who hears the gospel and He works in you and me when we’re telling them. The Spirit testifies and He does it in the hearer and through the teller. Does that make you feel more at ease?
When you submitted your life to Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit made His home inside you and you are a walking, talking testimony for Jesus. The Spirit declares the Good News. We just need to be available to make it happen. There’s no need to be afraid. It’s not all up to us how things turn out. It’s just our job to speak up and let the world know that Jesus is the hope for all mankind.