Why do we struggle to Give an Answer?
It’s as if our own subjective story isn’t enough. It is important that we learn to provide objective, evidential reasons for the hope that we have, but we all start with our own subjective experience of coming to Christ. Each of us has our own subjective personal story. That is our anchor point. It is also our launching pad!
Yet, it’s easy to feel discouraged and unqualified for the task. I know. I wrestle with it too.
Peter addresses the solution in the first sentence of 1 Peter 3:15.
“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord.”
That reverence qualifies us.
“But,” You may ask, “Who am I?”
My wife asked that question recently while commuting home from work, prompted by the song “Remind Me Who I Am” by Jason Gray. She has never received an overtly explicit answer to any of her prayers, yet the following words appeared clearly in her mind:
“You are My child; My beloved daughter.”
Each of us who has accepted Christ as our Lord and Savior is an adopted child of God, a son or daughter of The Great I Am.
Those are your credentials.
Now go out into the world confident in the humility of who you are in Christ & what he has done for you!
Begin by telling your story.