Somehow many of us have grown to adulthood
believing we are not intelligent, experienced, or wise enough
to give our opinion and share our insight.
We passively wait for leaders to solve every problem.
Keep us aware that each of us has something to offer
– a personal wisdom different from anyone else’s.
And we can never know what influence we might have
unless we speak up in the spirit of Christian love.
Give us courage to share what you have revealed to us.
Mary Zimmer, American Christian author
Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. But do this in a gentle and respectful way. Keep your conscience clear. Then if people speak against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life you live because you belong to Christ.