Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

For Paul, everything changed in a moment. It was a moment when he had an encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus. This was no emotional invention or a fantasy, but a genuine event. It was so real, so profound that, from that moment on, he had absolute certainty about what he believed.

He had no doubts. He knew that Jesus was “the Son of God.” He knew that His death and resurrection were facts. He was so sure about the Gospel that he dedicated his life to sharing its message. He could stand before kings, withstand persecution, and answer the criticism of skeptics.

It didn’t matter if he was mocked or attacked, or how many stood against him. In every situation, Paul stood firm and unshaken. He was totally confident that he knew the truth.

Others do not have this certainty. Jesus described how some are victims of spiritual attacks. He said, “The devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.” Others begin their relationship with Jesus with joy but “have no root; they believe for a while, and in time of testing fall away.” But some, like Paul, are “good soil.” They don’t just survive; they thrive and bear fruit (Luke 8:11-15).

How confident are you about the Gospel? About what you believe? As you interact with the world, you may feel criticized or attacked. You may read how some politician or celebrity thinks that the Gospel is fake, that believers are deluded. How should you respond?

First, make sure that you are firm in your personal relationship with Jesus. Like Paul, know that you know that He is real. That He changed your life. That the Gospel is true. That you can trust His Word. That He really is the way, the truth, and the life.