Being Sick or Disabled Does Not Mean You Cannot Share the Gospel with the World

By Anna Popescu
First published at Cataclysm Missions International (CMI) on  April 15, 2015  

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Being Sick or Disabled Does Not Mean
You Cannot Share the Gospel
with the World

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Are you one of many Christians with a disability?

Do you live with daily chronic pain and/or illness?

Do your circumstances or health issues make you feel as if you have no way to share your faith with others?

I have been living with several chronic pain illnesses for the past 15 years. In the first few years I was still able to get around fairly well. I still worked a part-time job, attended church and Bible studies, and socialized with friends every so often.

Fast forward to now.

My view to the world has shrunk so much! In my mind, I started out with a large picture window that to me feels about the size of a telescope lens. I am thankful to be able to make it to church most Sundays, go to a grocery store once a week that is less than 5 miles from my home, enjoy a manicure every three weeks and have a coffee get-together with some close friends every 2 or 3 weeks. Every few months I go visit my grown children who live a couple of hours away from me.

My days now are mostly taken up with sleeping or resting, which leaves little time for anything else. My husband and I are members of a biker church and biker ministry, and rarely go on ministry rides with him. How is it possible to share my faith with others when I am so house-bound?

Does this sound anything like your life?

It is very possible to share the Gospel with other people while still “stuck” at home. Those others could be living on the other side of the world from you. How exciting is that?

a5ba1b8f6b7f49d808f8bdff85b9d752Take me for example. I may not be able to get out and do things to share the Gospel message with others, but I have a window to the world with my laptop, tablet and phone! I share my faith through social media.

I have a blog, a Facebook page, and I am also one of the administrators on our biker church’s and biker ministry’s Facebook pages. I also use Twitter and Pinterest to share my faith. I am currently learning how to use other methods of social media to increase my outreach. Twitter alone has over 150,000,000 active accounts per day. That’s 150 Million!

I recently shared this on Twitter (it’s called tweeting):

Never think your circumstances keep you from being able to share the Gospel with others. If you have internet access,
you’re equipped.

There are other social media outlets, but these three—Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest—will be enough to get you started for now. All three of these are fairly easy to learn and there are all kinds of videos showing you what to do. Here are a few to get you started:

Never, ever believe that you can’t be used by God to share His message because you cannot be out and about. By definition, being disabled is described as:

  • Incapacitated
  • Handicapped
  • Weakened
  • Wounded
  • Confined

However, you are still able—as long as you have internet access and are willing to be used by God—to share your faith with the world.

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4 thoughts on “Being Sick or Disabled Does Not Mean You Cannot Share the Gospel with the World

  1. AMEN Anna. So far, through my blog “As Seen Through the Eyes of Faith”, I have been able to preach to 133 countries around the world. This could have never happened by preaching behind wooden pulpits as in my B.D. life (before disability). There was a time for that and that time was when God gave me the great revelations and sermons that have now become my blog posts, however I know that becoming disabled is what prompted me to start a blog. There was a time for Paul to travel and establish the Churches just as there became a time for him to sit in prison and pen most of the New Testament. Both were equally doing the Will of God and both reached the world for Christ. His prison days, our disability days, never regret.

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    • Raymond, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us. I am always thankful to have my computer as a means of sharing the Gospel. When my friend Nikki started Cataclysm Missions Intl., I prayed about writing for it, too, and it wasn’t long before God showed me that this would be yet another — probably bigger — way to reach the unreached and unchurched around the world. We glorify God when we are willing to use any available means of sharing His message. Yes, that is one of the reasons I do not regret being housebound so much.

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  2. Anna, what a wonderful blog today!! Like you, I am too disabled but still use social media for so much of the work I do in ministry, sharing Jesus to the world. God bless!!

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