“Conduct yourself with wisdom in your interactions with outsiders (non-believers), make the most of each opportunity [treating it as something precious]. Let your speech at all times be gracious and pleasant, seasoned with salt, so that you will know how to answer each one [who questions you].” Colossians 4:5-6, Amplified.
In this day and time, people are making eternal decisions. They are deciding whether they will reject Jesus or receive Him. Christians are also deciding whether they will continue to walk with Jesus or turn their backs on Him. The enemy desperately wants to cause many to spend eternity in hell with him, and he is using the fleshly responses of God’s people to nurture this unbelief and rejection of God. While people are hanging in the balance of whether they will believe or not believe, our responses and our love or lack thereof, could influence their decision.
It is important, my sister, that we know the great impact we have on every person we come in contact with. We are influencing eternal decisions by our response.
I challenge you by the grace of God to walk in wisdom when dealing with others. Don’t let your actions, your behaviors and your responses be all the reason someone needs to turn their back on the LORD. Receive the wisdom of the LORD and the grace of God. If someone chooses to turn their backs on Him, don’t let it be because of you. Let your hands be clean before God. Be blameless and continue to love. Make the most of every opportunity to give people reason to believe.
Prayer: Father God, thank you for ministering to my heart your truth. I accept the challenge your Holy Spirit is giving me. Help me God to be the light you’ve called me to be. Help me be salt. Let my words be seasoned with grace. Help me not to give people reason to doubt you, but plenty of reason to believe to the saving of their souls. In Jesus name, Amen.
(Study Ephesians 5:15-16; Proverbs 11:30; Matthew 5:14-16)