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Jun 30th 2009, 05:53 PM
I have no problem walking up to a perfect stranger and striking up a conversation about God and begin to witness. But I feel awkward, weird, and unable to talk to my own family. If my little sister asks about God, I answer but in a vague indirect manner. If my mother asks about something, I do the same. I don't know why. I just feel awkward talking to my own family about it. (Unless they're Christians already. Like my grandparants or my uncle.) Anyone else have this issue?
Jun 30th 2009, 06:16 PM
I understand your feelings and my one peice of advice is for you not to be ashamed.
I have myself answered evasively to questions about my faith and by doing such I have avoided witnessing to others and I may have turned others away from Christ.
I pray that you will not do what I have done but that God will give you the courage to speak to your Family about him.
I have another peice of advice pray for courage and your family.:pray:
Jun 30th 2009, 09:27 PM
the homefront is the hardest battle to fight. I find it is hard to witness to them, just like it is hard to sell knives or smokeless ashtrays or household products to your family. Why? They somehow ignore your seriousness and think they "know better", think it's "cute" (although annoying), or just believe you are going through a phase.
With your family, it is best to SHOW them Christ, and speak when necessary. Often times it's best to TELL Christ to strangers, and SHOW Christ to your family.
Soon enough they will see, and when they ask, give them the Gospel, straight up.
I hope this helps, and I will be praying for you. God bless
Jun 30th 2009, 09:41 PM
I agree that it is most difficult with family. Probably because they know us best...know what we were, what we did, etc., prior to salvation.
I agree that we have to show it. Lifestyle evangelism.
Jun 30th 2009, 11:02 PM
I have to rely on the Holy Spirit to lead and guide me as to what to say and do, especially when it comes to my family.
For example... one of my brothers used to joke about EVERYTHING and he never really took anything seriously and when I got saved, five years went by and not once did I ever witness to him...then, 2 years ago, I was on the phone with my sister and my brother was at her house, she says" hold on there is someone at the door, here talk to mike" she hands the phone to my brother and at first it was just hi, how ya doing, but then right then, I knew, I just knew in my spirit that this was the time, the Holy Spirit gave me the words to speak to my brother and to my surprise, he didn't make any jokes, he was silent at first, then he said, " can I call you later so we can talk more" I said yes and later that night, he called weeping and said that he wanted to know the Lord, we prayed together and the next day when I saw him, he was a different guy, I could see in his countenance that the Lord had come into his heart and now he is not only my earthly brother, but my brother in Christ.
It is so important to be sensitive to the the Holy Spirit, move when He says move and speak when He says to speak. who knows what would have happened had I not been sensitive to His leading.