I can’t possibly share the Gospel! - Kristen Rasor
And my reasons for feeling this way are totally reasonable and valid, such as:
-I’m too old/too young (depending on who I run into)
-My hair didn’t cooperate this morning (perhaps you can relate)
-I have a pimple (which would totally distract from the message)
-I’m hungry (and it would be rude to talk with my mouth full)
-It’s too windy, rainy, sunny, cloudy, perfect outside, etc!
Actually, those are some of the reasons that I used to think were valid for not sharing the Gospel, especially the pimple one. But, one reason that surprisingly never made the list, and so easily could have, is that I have a disability.
That’s right, I have Multiple Sclerosis. And while being diagnosed with MS did turn my world upside down a bit at first, it’s only by God’s grace that I haven’t let it get in the way of sharing the Gospel; after all, it would have fit nicely at the top of my list of reasons not to. True, my disability doesn’t affect me as severely as a lot of people that are disabled, but there are no guarantees it will always be this way. MS is a crafty disease in that my physical ailments can change at any moment; one day my vision may be totally fine, and the next day it can be so impaired that reading, watching T.V. or driving are all but impossible.
But as long as God gives me the breath to proclaim His redemptive message, that’s all that I (or you) need. What a relief to know that the Gospel isn’t dependent on our physical ability or appearance, for it is the power of God unto salvation (Rom 1:16).
And I will proclaim it until I no longer have breath, pimple or no.