Scared but Willing

Author: Rachel Nissing — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: June 13, 2020

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
Scared but Willing

Recently, I volunteered to help teach at my church’s weeklong Vacation Bible School (VBS). I was super excited to have an opportunity to tell kids about Jesus, but I was also terrified I’d say the wrong thing. So I prayed as I practiced my lessons every day before I taught. Even though I was scared, God was at work. I enjoyed teaching the kids and, most importantly, they seemed to be learning more about Jesus. By the last night, I was sad to see the week end, but I was glad I had persevered and listened to God’s truth instead of my fears. While I didn’t get to see anyone profess faith in Jesus Christ during the week, I did get to glimpse a little girl’s awe as she heard for the first time how God made the whole world. I also got to witness a fifth grader’s face as she realized how much pain Jesus went through on the cross. God used VBS to show me that sharing the gospel whenever you have the opportunity is worth it, even if it’s scary. You never know how He will use you to share the good news that Jesus offers rescue from sin to all those who put their trust in Him. • Rachel Nissing • What fears hold you back from sharing the gospel? • Reread today’s Scripture passages. What are some promises from Scripture and truths about Jesus that you can remember when you’re afraid? • How is God calling you to share the gospel today? Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 2 Timothy 4:2 (NKJV)


Read Verses:

Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 12:11-12; 1 Peter 3:15-22