Live wisely among those who are not Christians, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and effective so that you will have the right answer for everyone.
Wow, what a statement. One which I?ve been working on for a long time, when you?re full of passion about something, but young in that passion sometimes you can offend people, although your intention is not to. I?ve been asking God to help me in this area, for a long time now God has shown me, that by being gracious I am more effective. People want to be respected; you must have trust with a person before you can effective with them. This is a broken world, where too many people (including Christians, and a lot of the time by Christians) have been hurt, torn down, shot down, and rejected by the words of others. I know that I am still a piece of work, especially in the area of communication with ?pre-believers?. My time in Poland is going to stretch me beyond the limits, I?m going to have times where I doubt myself, I?m going to have times where I?m losing my mind, I?m going have times where I just want to give up. I know I can be especially discouraged when I don?t see fruit, when I don?t see the ?signs?. I need to have faith that whatever I do, as long as it is for the lord, and my real intentions are to work for God, then all will be fine.