Tomorrow [or possibly today], Easter services will be here. Lives will be impacted – in many cases, eternities will be changed. And the truth of God’s incredible love for His fallen, broken people will be proclaimed around the world.
Incredible, life-changing news – but not everyone wants to hear it. Proclaim it anyway. You may get criticized or ostracized. In fact, it’s a pretty good bet that you’re going to take some hits. There will be some people who won’t like what you say. There will be some people who will be convinced that they just plain don’t like YOU. Love them anyway. Proclaim the truth – with gentleness, mercy and compassion. The same mercy and compassion that God has shown to you. Walk into church, knowing those attacks are coming, and do your job – preach, sing, teach kids, usher, etc…
Be brave – dare greatly!
“Perfect and bulletproof are seductive, but they don’t exist in the human experience. We must walk into the arena, whatever it may be – a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation – with courage and the willingness to engage. Rather than sitting on the sidelines and hurling judgement and advice, we must dare to show up and let ourselves be seen. This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.” – Brené Brown