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How to Tell Family and Friends That You’ve Become a Christian!

So you’ve decided to become a Christian! Let me begin by telling you how thrilled we are at Project Inspired to learn that you’ve made this fabulous and life-altering decision! God is pleased with you and the angels in Heaven are rejoicing:

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I can guarantee that there will be more happiness in heaven over one person who turns to God and changes the way he thinks and acts than over 99 people who already have turned to God and have His approval. (Luke 15:7)

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Now that you’ve accepted Jesus, you may be wondering how to share the good news with your family and friends. Here are some things that you can do:

  • First, you should prepare yourself for possible criticism. It may be that not everyone will receive your good news well. Some people may be upset that you’ll no longer do some of the same things that you used to do. Still others may feel that Christianity is the wrong choice because of their own religious views. It may be hard to face this criticism. Remember that you’re seeking God’s approval, NOT the approval of people. Once you commit to that, it should make things a little easier.
  • Be firm in your decision to follow Christ. Tell your family and friends about your new lifestyle and don’t allow any negative reactions to deter you. If your family has different religious beliefs, tell them that you love them, but also let them know that you have to live for God. Remain respectful but don’t allow yourself to be deterred. The Bible says this:

 

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:58)

 

  • Most importantly, be sure to PRAY! Ask The Holy Spirit to give you the courage to tell those closest to you about your new life with Christ. Ask Him to give you the words to say as well as the courage to speak with boldness. Ask God for the ability to withstand any criticism. Also, pray that He will speak to your family and friends directly and ask Him to use you as a vessel to draw others into His Kingdom.

Daughters of Christ, the enemy’s mission is to destroy all Godly things. Don’t allow him to use your loved ones to distract you! He’ll try to use people, without their knowledge, in an attempt to get you off of your God-ordained path. He does this because he knows that God’s path will lead you to your destiny. Stay steadfast and God will protect and guide you!

Also, try to use this as an opportunity to share Jesus with your family and friends without being too pushy. Wouldn’t it be great if your family or some of your friends accepted Jesus because of YOUR testimony! Say things like “I learned today…” or “This is what God did for me today….” Be sure to use a non-confrontational approach. Sharing your personal story often draws people to God more than preaching “at” people. After all, the Bible says this:

 

An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel. (Proverbs 18:19)

 

Ladies, do you have any other suggestions?

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  1. Posted by on October 27, 2011 at 23:21

    this is helpful but i actually have a couple questions that im hoping someone can help me with.. i recently turned to Christ, October 2nd to be exact so im fairly new.. my family is Muslim… and my parents are very strict…. i have found God and i want to continue to find his love and growing with his presence beside me and with the Holy Spirt and Christ Jesus…. my boyfriend has been supporting me but its hard at home.. very very hard.. and i pray every day (my parents found out about me and my boyfriend and lets just say things were very ugly.. and my boyfriend was there and in the darkest of time my lowest of the low.. i found Christ and God has slowly been giving me strength to rise again…. my parents have been very very mean and negative for the past 28 days or so.. and every day i am attacked verbally from them),, i pray every day for the Lord to help me at home and i still need help… is there anyone that could help me?… my parents would throw me out of the house if they found out that i had accepted Christ… im 18 i dont have a job and live with my parents and i am very dependent on them… they wont let me get a job… if its not too much to ask… i would like to ask for prayer to protect me from attacks i get in my house from my parents… God says
    But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 1 Timothy 5-8
    when my parents do not believe in Christ, and do not want me to turn to Christ as my savior what do i do? The Lord says Honor your father and mother.. this is written many times… what do i do when they are constantly putting me down and cutting me off from the world… I want to go to Church but due to my parents i can’t… my boyfriend used to come and pick me up and we used to go to church this is even before i accepted Christ, but since October 2nd there have been so many obstacles and i have no idea what to do… i still look to Lord my God and Jesus Christ to give me the strength to go through each day but i need help on how to let my parents know before they find my bible… i will be getting baptized soon… and i would want my parents to be there… im just afraid they will disown me and family is something big and important and i love them.. but i love God more, and the story that lindsey said.. unfortunately my family will never come around to that =( i ask for prayer from you all please and help if possible. thanks

    • Thescriptureway

      Posted by Thescriptureway on January 19, 2016 at 15:05

      Don’t be afraid!
      Scriptures does say honor thy Father and thy mother but in Colossians 2 it does say Fathers aren’t to provoke their kids so that they dishonor them. I will pray for you! As for Scriptures, I would hide it to where they cant find it. I know that you surely love them but Satan is still their father, and Satan hates the word of Yah (God). I would pray that Yah (God) would open doors to live elsewhere, even with another family member. Rely on Yah (God) to Carry you. Remember what Jesus (Y’shua) said that if you suffer persecution your award is great!

    • AbbeyRose13

      Posted by AbbeyRose13 on November 22, 2015 at 21:49

      Stay strong and know that I am praying for you.

  2. Posted by on October 25, 2011 at 17:05

    This helped me a lot. There is this guy I really really love and he is a non christian :'( Recently though, I accepted Christ and it has been a daily struggle to say the right things and do the right things. I am so upset because I love him oh so very much, but I know I love God more. I won’t quit being his friend…I can’t do that to him. Besides, that might push him away more so than bring him closer to the light. Any suggestions? (And btw, the portion addressed to ‘Daughters of Christ’ really pulled on my heart strings… <3)

  3. Posted by on October 22, 2011 at 19:10

    Wow! Thanx soooo much!

  4. Posted by on October 15, 2011 at 19:27

    im so happy to see this! most of my friends and family know about my desicion- except my cousin. we have always been really close, we tell each other everything even though she lives about six hours away from me! but my choice to follow God will not sit with her easily i know and thats hard. ive always been a people pleaser but with her its worse, i can deal with the critisim easier with others but i know its going to be hard with her so thank you nicole!!!

  5. Posted by on October 10, 2011 at 19:39

    I like this! You can also ask your pastor or other experienced christians how to go about it. They’ve been through it already,so they are wise in this area.

  6. Posted by on October 10, 2011 at 19:03

    Thank you so much for writing about this! I recently became a Christian, and I’m still struggling on telling my family about it! But this article really helped!

  7. Posted by on October 9, 2011 at 03:26

    My dad knows this guy who was disowned because of his faith in God. He was treated harshly by his family,but he stood up for his faith and didn’t stop believing. His family eventually saw his example and accepted Christ. 🙂

  8. Posted by on October 8, 2011 at 14:42

    Wow! Thanks, i need this. This was exactly what I was worrying about since none of my friends or family members are Christian. 🙂