“I looked on my right hand…no man cared for my soul” (Psalm 142:4).
When it comes to witnessing for the Lord Jesus Christ, I remember while I was in college that no one every spoke to me about my soul. As a matter of real knowledge, I do not ever recall anyone speaking to me directly about my eternal destination. It was all so vague to me. As a young man, a teen of maybe fifteen, I remember shutting my Bible during a worship service and saying to myself, “One day I will understand but for now I choose to wait it out.”
I did not shut my Bible in rebellion but in mild frustration. I said “Maybe one day I will understand.” I just didn’t get it. I wasn’t trying to harm or hurt anyone; I, with all of the changes going on in my body, mind, and soul of a teen, just gave up and I just shut down.
There are a lot of youth walking around the same way today. They don’t know what the Bible, Jesus, the Church, and prayer, etc., is all about. They are lost and headed toward a dream world that does not exist. And there are hardly any out there who care enough to pray and prepare their own lives to tell the good news to them.
Do you remember in the first paragraph that I remarked that no one spoke up for my soul? Well there was one. I was in my second year of college and I traveled to the State Fair in Raleigh, NC. While there, minding my own business, I was walking with a girl and out of nowhere God appeared. You say, “What?” Yep! In just a moment in time this girl stopped out in front of us and asked ME “If I were a Christian?” I said, “Yes,” for I was taken by surprise. The next step, I took after giving her my answer, the Holy Spirit of God stopped me dead in my soul and in such a real way said to my lost soul, “You are lying.” And He was right. Never before had I been confronted in that manner.
God used that girl to speak to me. He was awakening my soul out of the lap of the evil one. Later I understood the gospel! He opened my eyes. I have never gotten over it. Someone cared for my soul. She doesn’t know what she did for me. I laughed inside when I saw her in front of me with her “Howdy Doody smile“. But now it is me who has the smile. I can’t wait to see her. I don’t know exactly how it will happen, but one day I will thank her for her bravery, courage and her love for a lost college boy headed toward Hell who didn’t understand. And one day I will thank the Lord God Almighty for using this young college girl in my life who stood up for Him!