Let Me Ask You Some Questions About Witnessing

How many potential witness opportunities have you had in your lifetime? Hundreds? Maybe thousands? How many of these people did you share your faith in Christ with? How many of these people did you refrain from telling about Jesus because you were afraid to offend them or be laughed at? How many of these people have passed into eternity? What is their eternal destiny? What will they, or more importantly, what will the Lord say, when you stand before Him?

Jesus spoke clear and strong when He said to His disciples and followers ––

"Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven" (Matthew 10:32, 33).

An Example from My Past

When I was a fitness instructor at the age of eighteen a client of mine at the health spa took me out to eat. A few years later I became a Christian and met this man in church. I realized he had been a believer when he took me out to eat, yet he never said a word to me about Jesus.

Sure, I was a little intimidating back then, but I would have had more respect for him after becoming a Christian if he had at least attempted to share Jesus Christ with me. And what if I never became a Christian and was killed in my rebellious years? How would he have felt knowing he never even gave me the opportunity to accept Jesus Christ?

I don't know about you but the most valuable gift I can give to anyone is to share with them the truth and reality of Jesus Christ. That is why I attempt to take advantage of every opportunity to be a witness for Him. Even if I give a bottle of water to someone in need, I do it in His name. I care about people's material and temporal needs, but I care even more about their eternal destiny.

Ulterior Motives

I have ulterior motives for virtually everything I do. Almost every conversation and every relationship is not to sell something or get something in return, but to gain an immediate or eventual opportunity to share the truth and reality of Jesus Christ. If they already are a believer, then my ultimate goal is to challenge and encourage them in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

My desire is that in any situation and with any kind of person, no matter what their background –– whether they are a street person or scientist –– I may find a way to relate the Gospel in a manner they can understand.

My passion and purpose is to be a witness for Jesus Christ by how I act and what I say –– and sometimes by what I don't say or participate in –– to motivate them to consider the wisdom and strength of coming to know the God who created them, and if they do know Him, to live for Him with all their heart, mind, and strength.