Hello @Sanj_Kalra! It was a real gift to listen to you speak in the You Tube video about your story. It blessed my heart tremendously. I have a couple of questions–if you have the time. My first question/s regard a friend who is really going through a struggle with a family she is very close with. She is really distressed and grieving because the oldest son in this family has renounced Christ and is dating someone who is practicing wicca. He is flirting with the Satanic arts, as well, and is working on trying to get his two younger brothers to renounce Christ as well. I meet with my friend and another friend on Zoom every day, and she brings it up every day, begging us to pray. I asked her if he was willing to talk with his parents or friends about it, and she said no, but she then said she herself has had conversations with him. This makes me think that perhaps he is willing to talk and she may either be not asking the right questions or she may not really be hearing what he is saying. I asked her if she asked questions and really listened to his answers, and she said yes, but she also said she asked him questions in order to be able to refute his claims. To me, in the way she describes him, this young man sounds extremely angry, and she was discussing evolution and similar topics with him. She said every time she asked him a question he couldn’t answer, he would change the subject. I know it’s somewhat difficult because I myself have not talked to this person, but I was wondering if you would have any thoughts to offer to help my friend see a different way of approaching this person. Or perhaps if he shifts subject every time he can’t answer a question, maybe it’s time to just step back and just continue to pray?
My second question is in regard to your talk about influence in the You Tube video you shared. A lot of people don’t think they have much influence. In fact, I know people who just think they are invisible to everyone else and don’t think that they could have any meaningful impact on others’ lives. Is there a way to encourage people who feel that way to see that they have more impact and influence in others’ lives than they might think?