Before planning or doing anything you must pray. Ask God to bring people into your life along with opportunities for you to witness to them. Remember it is your responsibility to plant the seeds. It’s the Holy Spirit who brings Salvation, not you!
Try and evaluate the spiritual understanding of the person you have chosen to witness too. What belief system do they have, in whom do they place their faith for eternal life? Paul always met people where they were and then creatively witnessed to them at their point of understanding.
Be cautious of “casting your pearls before swine” or in non-biblical terms wasting your time. God has said to us, if we seek HIM we shall find HIM. If your conversations are continually argumentative and you see no progress then back off and look for the next person. We need to witness to all people but we hope to find those that are seriously seeking to know God.
The best place to begin is with people you love and have relationships with. They can be a relative, neighbor or co-worker. I believe this works best for those of us that are uncomfortable talking to strangers, especially in a crowd.
Sensitivity is the keyword in witnessing. Follow these 4 rules and you will open the door to someone’s heart or feed them spiritually or be blessed along with the Angel’s by placing the last seed that allows you to see the light come on in their souls before your very eyes.
1. All people are not uniquely difficult to reach, but you have to reach them uniquely.
2. Love them to life, do something nice…let your life actions speak to them.
3. People do not care how much you know until you show them how much you care.
4. Make it easier, not harder for the next Christian to witness to that person.
Your evangelism will have no effect unless your life shows your Faith in Jesus. The term we all know is “Walk the Talk”. For many, the only witness they receive will be the life you live out before them. Do your best in everything to make people want to know why you’re different.
Also remember that the word GOD is too generic a term to use. It will lead you down many roads other than the road to the Cross. Our Faith is in JESUS. And like the Apostle Paul did….preach HIS CROSS. Salvation begins at the foot of HIS CROSS.