I Am Not Ashamed
by Becky DeWitt
Have you examined yourself lately to see if the presence of God is evident in your life? What do people see when they see you? At a quick glance, can they get a glimpse of the glory of God on your countenance? Is His spirit upon you so that they know that there is something different about you?
“For the scripture saith, whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.” (Romans 10:11). Make no mistake I am not ashamed of who I am and whose I am. “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy.” (Psalm 107:2). Sometimes we as Believers become complacent and comfortable in the work atmosphere that we forget the Great Commission of Go Ye. (Matthew 28:19-20). Boldness can be lost during the daily grind of routines. Of course it is understood that we must use wisdom in this area. The place of employment is the place of work, but it is also a very large fishing pond. You can get to a place in your walk with the Lord that His glory is evident in you and on you to the point that it cannot be denied. If there is persecution, do not compromise. Remain steadfast, as you may be the only light in a place of darkness that will shine on the heart of someone who is waiting for the truth.
I was recently employed on a temporary contract with a local company. As this was a temporary assignment in the natural, I also envisioned this as a temporary assignment spiritually. God was sending me as a vessel to be used for His glory to touch, to make a difference, and to speak His word of life to someone who was in need. Although there were Believers that were already in position, the plan of God is so awesome that He may use someone in the army who is different to add a piece to the glorious puzzle.
During the first weeks, I tried to remain low key as I scouted out and surveyed the lay of the land. I recognized several people from different time in my life, but they did not recognize me. Only one or two recognized me because I had witnessed to them at some time in the past. Although I was covered by the power of the blood of Jesus, the enemy recognized me, as I was plagued with uncommon headaches on a daily basis. He knew that there was someone different in the territory. “You are the light of the world. A city that is set o a hill cannot be hidden.” (Matthew 5:14). Light was in the land. Remember the account of the sons of Sceva in Acts 19. The evil spirit recognized their attempt to operate using the name of Jesus, with no divine connection. As you review this passage, the word lets us know that the enemy knows who are the true Believers and the power that resides within each one of us. They know who has been assigned an anointing that will destroy the works of the devil.
One day, while I going through another building, a woman stopped me and said, “I know who you are.” Of course, I was taken aback. She said, “ I inquired about you because I felt something different about you in the spirit.” All I could say was “ok”. An encounter of this nature in the work environment will make one to be still, be quiet, and ask the Lord what is going on. Remember that you are on assignment and in a different territory. Some territories are great ponds filed with souls that the Father loves and desires to be in His kingdom. He has made room for them. “Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, have the light of life.” (John 8:12). Always remember that hell is enlarged daily by the lost ones that were not touched by the good news of the love of the Father and His son. The greatest love and the first love is the shedding of the precious blood of Jesus, just to have a relationship. It is the first love because He loved you first before you were even born. Provisions for you were made in love.
Later I found out after I inquired, that this person was a woman of God, a Pastor, who was going through a transition into a new territory and new assignment. She also knew that I would not be on assignment at this location very long and my time was almost up. This encouraged me to let my light shine to touch those that the Holy Spirit led me to. While you are waiting in the final stages of your assignment, plant as much seed as possible for the Kingdom of God. Someone else will be sent to water. He may even use you to water. Whatever your position, let go and let God use you. Don’t box Him in. Let God pull the covers off of you to reveal who you really are to those around you.
“ For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes. (Romans 1:16)