Sharing Among Differences

While my husband was in seminary, I taught fourth grade and the Lord began to show me that I wasn't there simply for the children. He brought a woman into my life that needed to hear of His love. I can remember thinking how easy it would be to build a relationship with her and just tell her everything I knew about Jesus. I envisioned her accepting Christ and coming to church with me for the rest of the year.

However, it didn't quite turn out that way. I didn't realize it at first but quickly came to the conclusion that I had never shared my faith with an adult before. I shared with children as a child and as an adult but never someone older than me. As I listened to her life story and started to learn of her struggles, it became very apparent to me that I had nothing to offer her. We had grown up differently, our marriages were worlds apart, and she had “heard the whole Jesus thing” before.

So, where do you go from there? Well, first of all I had to surrender my pride. I had to come to the Father and admit that this whole situation had nothing to do with me and everything to do with Him. He alone would save my friend and I absolutely could not. Over the next two years, we had countless conversations. We laughed, cried, and I was even able to pray with her a few times. I never saw her come to know the Lord as her Savior but I am still grateful for the opportunity He gave me to share with her and to learn from Him.

Who are you and your myMISSION group members sharing with? What is He teaching you?

Nickolee Roberts is a wife, momma, blogger, kindergarten teacher, and former international missionary, saved by His grace and believing that God will be glorified.​

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