Ever make excuses? I do. Ever since my 50th birthday I’ve had in the back of my mind that I needed to go see the doctor and get one of those tests. You know what I’m talking about. The one they give you when you turn 50. They call it a “colonoscopy,” but I really think its more like torture. It kind of defies logic, too. I mean why would you go through all the trouble and discomfort of that whole deal just to open yourself up to receive bad news. Wow! Let me sign up for that! And why don’t you just stick your finger in my eye while we’re at it!
We really do avoid things that make us uncomfortable. Which is why many believers avoid sharing their faith. They find it to be an uncomfortable experience. In fact, as I was studying for this message I actually ran across a website in which a Christian speaker was advertising a recording of his message entitled, “I hate witnessing.” He probably expressed the feelings of many with that title whether they would ever admit it or not. Many people hate the thoughts of witnessing.