Most Christians will not lead one person to the Lord in their lifetime. Why is that?
Why are we so reluctant to share Christ with people? Perhaps it’s because we don’t want to impose, or maybe we fear rejection. Or we could have a misconception about what God wants from us.
The Bible doesn’t say we have to “go and get people saved.” Why not? Because only a few are needed to be “harvesters.” Most of the work is to prepare the soil, plant the seed, water the ground, or pull the weeds (1 Corinthians 3:6–8).
The Bible doesn’t say we have to knock on people’s doors and say, “Do you know Jesus?” But we are to give more than a casual invitation. Jesus spoke of going “into the highways and byways, compelling them to come in” (Luke 14:23).
No matter what our function in the field is, all of us are called to remember what Christ has done for us and share our stories, which is how we give people the hope that the world doesn’t have (1 Peter 3:15).
The most effective way to “spread the good news” is to describe a problem we couldn’t solve and how we made it through the struggle. Almost everybody wants to hear that kind of story, and each of us has dozens, if not hundreds—if only we knew how to tell them.
Master storyteller Garrison Keillor says we don’t know how to tell a story until after we’ve told it a dozen times. If that’s true, then shouldn’t we practice telling what happened to us that made God the most important person in our lives?