It’s 12:06 AM on Sunday morning. I’m writing this post on my trusty laptop as my husband is driving us home from a baptism. Things like this, what we’re doing right now, matter. It’s been an eventful day for several reasons, and I’ve had some things on my mind. Mostly what’s left behind when we’re gone.
Proverbs 4:18 says, “But the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.” We each have one life to live. If we use it wisely, we can make a difference while we are here with the people we touch and indirectly even after we’re gone.
Each of us knows people we can share the gospel with. Is it easy? Absolutely not. Sometimes it’s harder, for me at least, to share my faith with friends than strangers. Maybe it’s because of the fear of losing friends. But that doesn’t take away our responsibility to do it, and we should be happy to. I’m not good at talking to people one on one. I do try, but I don’t feel that it is one of my talents. My husband can walk up to somebody in line at Wendy’s and strike up a meaningful conversation about chicken sandwiches with faith thrown in. I feel creepy when I try it.
For that reason, for the last couple years I have been working on my own ministry. I’m writing a Christian fiction novel, and my long term plan is to have it published. If writing is one of the ways God has given me to reach people, then I want to use it to the best of my ability. All of my fiction writing would be geared toward faith lessons in real life situations with obedience to the full plan of salvation. Maybe it won’t work the way I want, but if it does, it would have the potential to impact people I’ll never meet.
Even people we don’t meet may hear about us. There are people I don’t know, or don’t know well personally, who I respect because of what I hear they do. People in the community who are charitable to neighbors or celebrities who spearhead causes can influence others to do the same.