Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all , with unveiled face, beholding as I a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Sprit of the Lord. (2 Corinthians 3:17-18)
How often do you feel nervous or scared when you are talking to others about the salvation plan of believing in Jesus Christ? Everyone has experienced it in some form or fashion. It’s not that we don’t believe in God, it’s just that we are afraid of how someone will look at us as an individual.
We love to express our feelings of praise and worship when our Christian family is around (like in some form a church setting or concert). However, when it comes to the golden opportunities of witnessing and speaking to the unsaved, we tend to hide behind the fearful possibility of rejection. When God gives us something to share that one of our fellow Christians needs to hear regarding their lifestyle choices, we hide behind fear. Who are we to decide the outcome? If He sets up the chance for His Word to be heard, there must be a reason that it needs to be done. We will never know the impact our lives have on others searching for true knowledge. For us to deny that opportunity to help someone who needs it, will show that we are not allowing God to work through us.
2nd Corinthians 3:12-13 basically says since we have such hope (which is Christ), we should use great boldness of speech. We should be confident in what we are talking about. The only way this can happen is if we yield to the Word of God and let it transform us into the same image from glory to glory. God has given us the same ability to live right that Jesus had. That ability only comes from studying His Word for ourselves, praying without ceasing and living a life that will help transform others around us.