Before I chose the Christian faith, I took some time to try and figure out what exactly it meant, who Jesus was, what the bible says, and many other things. For almost two years I wrestled with my spirituality, and on some days, I still do. Long story short, I gave my life to Christ, and was even baptized a month ago along side my nine year old, in front of almost 1000 people (not an easy feat for this introvert). Before the baptism, people stood up and shared their testimonies. Testimony. What's my testimony? I'm not sure. I don't know that I can define my coming to faith by one single experience. These people that shared, had really hard lives, and sad stories of what lead them to Christ. I'm thankful that I didn't live through what they went through. I have had several supernatural experiences that I believe came from God, but is that my testimony? I couldn't share that. The people closest to me didn't even believe me, so how could I think a thousand strangers would? They would think I was crazy. So I said nothing.
The word "witnesses" appears 39 times in the book of Acts. To be a witness means that we have seen, heard, or experienced something concerning God on a personal level. If you have experienced the Lord on some personal level in your life, then you are called to be a witness. You are called to share your testimony with others. You are called to let your light shine regardless of what others think about you, because it's not about them, it's about Him. The point of being baptized, is publicly declaring to the world that you love the Lord and are not ashamed of it-regardless of how painfully introverted you are, or how far outside of your comfort zone you find yourself. You become a witness of the Good News. The pastor then asked, "are you being a witness? God is calling you to be a witness in some way, shape, or form. Are you answering His call?"
Random Thoughts of a Wandering Mind is my chance to be a witness. It's a chance to bring hope, a smile, a good feeling, an encouraging word, and some inspirtaion as a witness for Jesus. I was so self conscious when I created the page. What would people think of me? But today at church I got the message. It's not about them at all. It's not about me either. It's about Him. He has called me to be a witness, and I am trying the best that I can, to answer that call.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Acts 22:15 For you shall be his witness unto men of what you have seen and heard