Near the beginning of the ministry untrusted to me, I spoke during a street meeting which was basically a church service on street corner in our little town.
After the event a noted Christian man walked across the street and said,
“Larry your testimony reminded me of Oliver Green, and that’s good, but remember God wants you, he already has Oliver Green! Please learn to trust Jesus to help you remind people of Him.”
The man became a mentor and helped me to accept who I am, where I came from and what God was doing in my life. I learned value of the ancients advice, “Know thy self.”
I learned that Peter and Paul were totally opposite in personality and style, yet God certainly used them mightily over the course of their life and ministry.
As I am learning to be genuine, I find that making Christ clear to hearers requires me being filled with His spirit.
Pastor Lilly here, you make today count.