Last time I talked about how hard it is to come back to the reality of school life after a summer full of encouragement on festivals and house parties, and being surrounded by Christian friends.
The pressure may be setting in that you still haven’t managed to do that evangelistic idea you had in that Holy Spirit moment at Soul Survivor. I want to remind you that you will be distinctive without even realising it. We often forget that simply having God’s Holy Spirit living inside of us makes us distinctive because we are powered by Love. The words you say and your response to things will be distinctive. Being a Christian gives us a whole new framework of dealing with things:
1. We are taught to love our enemies. (Matthew 5:44)
2. If someone takes your cloak, do not withhold your tunic as well. (Luke 6:30)
3. To forgive. (Matthew 6:14-15)
Give yourself some credit for what you are doing! Maybe you still feel like actually you aren’t distinctive and nothing about your life displays the Bible verses above. Perhaps you need to remind yourself of those dreams you had and think of one thing you can do to take a step towards it. Could it be taking that bold step out and decide to do a pilot session running an Alpha Course at your school?
C.S. Lewis, the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, says it like this “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”