Sometimes the things we fear can feel like a high wall that is impossible to scale. Sharing your faith with someone you have been hoping to lead to Jesus may seem like a tall task. It could be a fear that the person will react badly or you’ll be misread as having an agenda. Perhaps you’ve shared, but are doubtful they will find connection with a church community.
Every seasoned traveller knows a journey is made up of many small steps. Small wins in a big fight are how battles are won. Galatians 6:9 reminds us “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
The slow yet steady steps of progress that a friend makes towards trusting you, talking about the deeper things of life and faith, are all small wins that push back against fear. As you build relationship and become aware that God is at work in your life as a real and loving Father, the roar of fear gradually becomes a pathetic squeak.
The key is recognising and celebrating the small wins and throwing them back in the face of fear. A small win may have involved sharing your experience of Jesus, or maybe it was just an opportunity to serve someone. What matters is that you see the win for what it is, allowing you to see God at work in the people around you.