Have you heard the saying, "nip it in the bud"? Do you see some of the bulbs blooming, the trees trying to bud out with flowers, only to have this freeze we are getting, to come along and 'nip the buds'? Everything started blooming with the warm weather, and some just are budding. But then comes the freeze and it stops the flowering in its tracks. Fruit growers are very concerned with weather for this very reason. A freeze can nip the buds and then they will never produce fruit.
Are you that type of Christian? Have you been nipped in the bud? I mean just as you started believing in the LORD, or after a revival maybe you are all on fire for the LORD, ready to spread the good news only to get 'nipped in the bud' by some non-believers. When you get stopped in your tracks like that, it is the same with the fruit trees getting nipped by the freeze, you will never set your fruit. You may have been ready to go and share the gospel with others only to be stopped, and then your seeds never got sown, therefore no fruit. How many lives do you suppose are affected by new Christians, or even seasoned Christians getting nipped in the bud just before sharing a testimony with someone, or sharing the good things God has done for them, because they are afraid it might not be politically correct?
Who gets to decide what is politically correct? You, your boss, your co-workers? I just say that we should do what is Biblically correct and we can't go wrong. AMEN!
2 Tim. 2 v 15-16......Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness.....
Don't get nipped in the bud. Share the good news with those around you. Share what the LORD has done for you. Share your joy with others. There is nothing politically incorrect about sharing your joy with others.
Let your fruit set, and be abundant at harvest time. AMEN!