Our Guest Poster for today is Ayana Elon. When I read her message I knew that it had to be shared with the Sisters of Honor Readers.
I am a member of a popular online community and received an email concerning the information I have in my profile. I won’t post everything here, but my profile basically contains information about me being the founder of Elon Ministries and how I like to help others. The man who sent me the email seemed very concerned about me “telling” everyone about my ministry.
I sat at my desk, looking at the computer screen, and actually thought about deleting just about all of the details in my profile. I sat wondering what if someone else thinks the same way. What if I was coming off as trying to be “Too Much” or “Too Christian-like”? Is that possible? (Smile.)
Then I began to think more clearly. Romans 10:11, KJV states that “For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”
There was once a time when I used to stay away from people who wanted to talk about God and what He was doing for them. I remember being snappy to several people who just wanted to talk about me giving my life to Christ at a time when I was down for just about anything. I did not want to hear it. I’m just being honest. I would be like, “Oh Lawd, not this again”.
However, God has changed my life in ways that I did not think were possible and now, I am the one who wants to share the gospel with others. I have a deep desire for the Word and want to let others know what God has delivered me from. I realize that a lot of the things I struggled with are the same things that make it possible for me to share my testimonies with people dealing with the same things.
I am not ashamed and will not let anyone break me down for showing God how much I love and appreciate Him by letting His people who are lost know that He is the way. I am in no way perfect and Lord knows I still have flaws, but at this moment, He is perfecting me. He is equipping me for my duties, training me so that I can train others.
In this game called life, you can either play God’s way or let the devil play you. I, for one, have never been the type of woman who likes to be played. So, I’m going to do this God’s way. He can use me as He sees fit…Even if it means coming off as “too Christian-like”. I am not ashamed!
It’s the Word!
Thank you Sister Ayana for sharing your message and being open and honest. I know this is going to bless someone. We as Christians must stand up for our beliefs (but not overbearing) and not be ashamed.