Periodically in a Christian's life, we feel the need to share our faith with others that we think need to hear it. The whole idea is fairly presumptuous, but with the right motives, telling someone about Christ is a great thing. Some Christians go a little overboard, trying to talk Jesus with people that may already be Christians. On the other hand, there are those (like myself) who are Christian introverts. Christian personalities are not consistent with general personalities. The most vibrant extrovert can be introverted when it comes to telling someone about Jesus. This personality talk is probably something I've made up to make myself feel better about not sharing my faith as much as I should. "As much as I should." As I said, we feel like we should share our faith. Most of us would call that a form of conviction. I've a friend who can shed a new light on what it means to be convicted. Check out his post - The Holy Spirit is Not Your Personal Prosecutor.
Regardless of what we call it, the feeling is there. Most likely because we have a duty to tell people about Christ (Matt. 28:16-20). And for most of us, that is a fairly uncomfortable duty. But as I've mentioned before, and I think most would agree, we should not be limited to a one-on-one come-to-Jesus conversation with someone.
I spoke with a Chick-fil-a employee a few months back about their catering services. We invited a speaker to come talk to the law students about the possibility that God may have called us to be lawyers. He works for the Christian Legal Society, so we wanted to impress him with Chick-fil-a. After learning about each type of dipping sauce, I felt like I knew the employee well enough to ask him something a little more personal. I didn't come right out and ask if he was a Christian, but I did ask if there was any mention of God or the Bible during the hiring/training process of Chick-fil-a. He quickly replied that God is kept out of all things at Chick-fil-a. I can't remember his reasons, though I'm sure it had something to do with employment law. But that news surprised me. Chick-fil-a is known as the Christian fast food restaurant.
The other day I was around a group of guys that got me laughing so hard I cried. When it was all over, we sighed - the thing you do after a big laugh. I remember thinking that it had been a while since I'd laughed that hard. Don't get me wrong; I am generally a happy person. But I wouldn't describe myself as joyful, someone who makes other people joyful.
I think the first step in lightening up is to find something that will make you laugh. It can be a friend, or a YouTube video. Try it in the morning. I think we'd have much more joyful days if we started them off with a prayer and a laugh. I know it's probably not the Christian thing to do to watch a YouTube video and laugh at someone, but this video should get you started: Star Wars Kid. And when you're done with that, check out the same video - post editing: The Drunken Jedi
I hope that you have a joyful day today. Don't take life too seriously. By the way, that picture of Jack is actually a live feed. He is still waiting on someone to throw his ball.