What keeps Christians from sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with others? Is it that they’re just selfish? Maybe they’re too busy? Maybe they want to, but they don’t know how. All of those things may be true, but I think fear is the #1 reason. Fear of rejection! It’s the number one fear in the world. And where does it come from? God’s word says that “fear is not of the Lord.” I guess that only leaves one place!
“On the evening of the first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for FEAR of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!'” John 20:19 (Emphasis mine.)
Fear will paralyze us every time. And the Holy Spirit is the only thing that can drive it out!