There are many reasons the Gospel doesn’t get shared with unbelievers. One of the biggest is our lack of self-confidence; or so we think. If we witness in our power, we will return defeated. We must forget about our power and rely solely on Holy Ghost power! We may not be the best of orators or seminary graduates, but that is not a requirement for witnessing. Willingness and a compassion for souls are all we need.
We worry about what to say. It could be that we are quite knowledgeable in the Bible, but we lack the ability to present due to varied reasons (prayerfully laziness and disobedience are not the case). There is a verse in Scripture I like to think of with this in mind. “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty” (1 Cor. 1:27). In essence, God chose stupid old me to tell His story. What a responsibility! What a privilege!
Believers, possess a weapon greater than the combined nuclear arsenal of this world (Is. 54:17). The Gospel of Jesus, Holy Spirit power and our personal testimony can slay any giant out there. Look at Matthew 11:3-5 where John the Baptist’s disciples, in John’s stead, asked Jesus, “…Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.” Jesus was stating His testimony which answered the question squarely. It is our personal testimony that can slay giants. We don’t have to worry about what to say-we just need to tell them what Jesus did for us.
You know people must have tired of Paul; bless his heart. How many times did he tell the Damascus Road story? Jesus met him there, changed his life forever and he told of that experience until the day he died. Here is a homework assignment! See how many times it’s recorded in the Gospel where Paul told of his born-again experience. When is the last time we told our story? Everyone of us has one, if we claim born-again status.
I could tell of how Christ saved me out of a life of hatred, debauchery and drunkenness. People that knew me back then (BC-before Christ); know me not now. All because Jesus met me on Linden Ave. one night, many moons ago. Now, like you, I have my personal story of what Jesus did and a Bible full of Jesus’ personal testimony. So the moral of the story is, all we need to do is ‘hit the road Jack’.