I don’t know about you, but when I have an excellent customer service experience or discover a great deal, I’m prone to share it with others. Why? Because I want others to be able to have a great experience too.
And so, Christians are to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others as well. We’re called to evangelize those who don’t know Jesus as their personal Savior. I used to be terrified of witnessing to others about Jesus for fear of rejection or other reproof. Years ago, a very wise person shared a nugget that helped me overcome my fear of witnessing. She said, “It’s not that people are rejecting you; they’re rejecting Jesus. You’re sowing seeds in the process.” It took a while for this to sink in before I stopped taking it personally.
Words are seeds. You never know when the words you sow into someone will take root. In I Corinthians 3:6 the Apostle Paul says, “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.” Some of us plant seeds; while others water seeds already sown. But only God can bring a person to salvation.
I believe God assigns souls to every Christian. When I used to do street ministry, it always amazed me how I could witness to a person and they would brush me off. Someone else on our evangelism team would try to talk to them and get the same response. We’d move on, and then I’d look up and see someone else in our group leading that same person to Christ. I realized that person wasn’t assigned to me.
It’s interesting that some of the very people who don’t want to hear what you have to say about Jesus are the same ones who come to you for prayer when they’re in trouble. You never know the effect witnessing will have on others.
Jesus commissioned His disciples to, “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations” (Matthew 28:19, NLT). This was not a mere suggestion. It was a command that still applies to all Christians today.
Who did you tell about Jesus today? What if anything keeps you from sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ? Ask God to give you a Holy Ghost boldness to do your part to fulfill the Great Commission of Matthew 28:19-20. Remember, somebody is waiting for YOU to tell them about Jesus.
Until next time…Be Blessed!
Rev. Cynthia Jackson