Ezekiel 2:6-8 And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them nor be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with you and you dwell among scorpions; do not be afraid of their words or dismayed by their looks, though they are a rebellious house. You shall speak My words to them, whether they hear or whether they refuse, for they are rebellious. 

There are some people in our lives that need to hear the truth through the Word of God. They need to know that Jesus is the only way, they need to hear that their behavior doesn’t honor God, they need to hear that there’s a better path than the one they’re taking. 

Unfortunately, everyone is not going to respond to this truth with gladness and most of us know this. The idea of possibly offending someone or no longer being accepted by them after speaking the truth causes us to shrink. We see the pathway some people are headed on and we do nothing because of fear. 

As the Spirit of God leads us, we can’t be worried about or held back by people’s responses. If God (and only God) gives us a Word to tell to someone, with boldness, we need to speak the truth. It doesn’t matter if they’re our elders or our 4 month old children. It doesn’t matter if we’ve known them all of our lives or for 2 minutes. God’s Word must be shared. Shake off the fear of people’s reactions. The only person we should desire to please is God.