Talking About God

Talking about God... Is it awkward-

Recently I was talking to a friend about life… before I knew it, she brought up a topic that immediately became awkward for me.  I didn’t really know what to say.  I knew God had taught me so much but I didn’t know how to verbalize it.  Why did I feel so awkward sharing what God had done in my life?  It’s one thing for me to talk about God on my blog but to talk about Him in person felt strange.  Finally, not really knowing what to say about it I said, “God has been really good.”  So cliche, yet it felt wonderful to say it because it has been true!

I often avoid talking about spiritual things around people because I fear they may take it the wrong way.  I don’t want to show off or “flaunt spirituality.”  I’m not super spiritual… I’m just a girl who wants to learn more about God and His Word.

I guess I was surprised then when I felt awkward talking about God with someone I knew would understand.  Do I really talk about God so little that talking about Him is awkward?

Once I stated how good God has been it felt so refreshing.  I realized then that it feels wonderful to talk about God.  

God has been working on my heart a lot lately.  My priorities are starting to change. My goals… My life goals are changing.  I am starting to think about what true and genuine faith and Christianity is all about.  I am starting to desire the set apart life of serving Christ and walking with God…

One thing I’m learning is that faith needs to be shared.  It needs to be talked about.  The more we talk about the goodness of God the more we will acknowledge it in our lives.  When we recognize His goodness and talk about our faith we will have more JOY in our lives.

That day, chatting with my friend, I realized that I don’t talk about God nearly enough.  It’s something I need to ask Him to help me change.

{I would love to know} How do you feel talking about God…especially in person?

Rebekah Joy (2)

11 thoughts on “Talking About God

  1. I feel the same way when I talk about God! We do a church stall in the market on Tuesdays and Saturdays and one Saturday a few months ago, this guy asked me to tell him about Jesus. I totally went blank on what I was going to say! I mean I know so many things about Jesus, but some reason I couldn’t remember what to tell this guy! I understand now that I should be talking more about God to know what to say when people ask these questions!

    Thanks for the post. It was very encouraging!

    1. I get a little tongue twisted when people ask me questions as well! Maybe if we were more in the habit of thanking God for what He has done and is doing in our lives it would be easier to verbalize to others?

  2. It definitely can be awkward! Mostly because of our nature that says “what if the other person thinks this is weird?? Or sometimes you just don’t know what to say! I definitely need to talk more about Him too.

  3. It can definitely be awkward for me too! If someone comes up to me after a sermon and asks me what I thought about it, I am usually tongue-tied! It can be an encouraging time to talk to my Christian friends about God, though. I think it’s natural that we feel like this. Maybe we need to ask God to help us verbalize all this knowledge we have of Him. 🙂

  4. I feel exactly the same way… that it’s almost natural to write about what God is doing on my blog, but even saying “God” or “Jesus” in person feels shockingly awkward! I’m interested in how you’re helping yourself see that it’s not weird, because I need help with that too!

    1. I guess some of the best ways we can get over the awkwardness is a) pray about it 2) just be bold enough to initiate a spiritual conversation. 🙂 I find it easy to talk about God with my Mom but with others… I need help!

  5. So many people need to be reminded of this…myself included! It can be scary and awkward to bring God/Jesus into a conversation, but it gets easier each time you do it! I’m in college now and see so many of my classmates and friends stressed about their work load and performances (I go to a small performing arts school). It’s a constant reminder of how much people need God in their lives and a Savior. I want to share a story/personal experience because you never know how just one mention of God can open up opportunities!

    This semester I have the opportunity to lead a Bible study for some of the Christians at my school and we’ve been talking about this topic of not being afraid to share our faith with others or “ashamed” of our faith. It can feel weird just to even mention that I go to church or a Bible study, but you never know what will happen as a result! The first week of the semester I was chatting with a girl after class, but was also getting ready to head to a Bible study/prayer meeting at my church. I said, “Hey, I actually have to go now, but we’ll have to catch up later!” She asked me where I was going and I told her I was going to a Bible study. She asked if I was a Christian and what a Bible study was. I said “yes! I am a Christian” and explained what a Bible study/prayer meeting was. Then I asked her if she had ever read the Bible or if she would want to sometime with me. She replied that she never had read the Bible, but would like to read it sometime. A few days later, one of my friends had a similar encounter. As a result of these two girls we decided to start a second Bible study at my college for “seekers”, specifically international students, but it’s open to anyone who wants to learn more about God and the Bible. There are 3-4 non-Christians who have been coming and we’ve had the opportunity to share the Gospel with them several times!

    All of this came from mentioning that I was going to a Bible study! I’m just amazed at the doors God has been opening up for the Christians at my school to reach out on campus! We are in the process of becoming an official school group so that we are able to reach out to even more students.

    1. Hi Amber,
      Thank you so much for commenting… I love hearing from my readers!
      Thanks for sharing that personal story. It IS really amazing what God can do through little things. I work at home and don’t have a lot of interaction with unsaved people, sometimes it’s hard for me to find opportunities to share my faith (or even be BRAVE enough to do so!). Your story is very encouraging, thank you again for sharing it. I hope you will visit my blog again! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      1. Hi Rebekah!
        I somehow lost track of this post and your blog, but I was so glad to have found it again tonight! (And I’ve now subscribed! 🙂 ) I’ve been looking through some of your posts and just wanted to say thank you for sharing these truths and your own experiences. It is so encouraging to see other young people with a passion for God and that you’re sharing it with others! Keep it up!

        Oh, and just to give an update about the story I told. This semester we became an official “club” at my college and received funding for Bibles and Bible study materials. Also as a result, we have met other Christians, who thought they were the only Christian here. It has also sparked the interest of even more non-believers. It’s so exciting to see God bringing all these people to us!

        1. Hi Amber, it’s great to “have you back!” Thank you so much for subscribing and for your encouragement at well!

          Thanks so much for sharing! It’s great to hear what God is doing. I hope and pray He will continue to bless and that you will see others coming closer to Christ as a result. God can do mighty things!

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