How To Witness – 3 Things NOT To Do
#1. When witnessing don’t lie!
Lie? That’s self-evident … why suggest not lying?
Because lying takes so many forms, some so subtle you can engage in them and never even know you’re doing it.
- We lie when we care more about what our friends will think because we’ve given a Bible study, or brought someone new into the church, than we care about the person we’re ‘witnessing’ to.
- We lie when we answer a question we don’t really know the answer to, either because we’re afraid our new friend will think less of us, or we don’t want to admit we don’t know.
- We lie when we pretend to be perfect, or try to project an image of who we think we should be rather than who we really are. Who are we? We’re sinners saved by grace. That’s it. The good news is about Jesus – not us.
Can you think of other ways a Christian can lie when witnessing? If so, share your comment below!
#2. When witnessing don’t try to do too much.
- When witnessing don’t try to do the Holy Spirits job. Our job is to lift up Christ. That’s it.
- Jesus promised, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” ~ John 12:32 Realize all we can do is exalt Christ – and what an awesome privilege that is!
- It’s easy to avoid witnessing when we’re afraid we’re not going to have the ‘perfect’ answer for everything. Being perfect’s not our job. Sharing our faith is.
#3. When witnessing don’t think negatively.
- Believing there’s no point in witnessing because no one will be interested or respond anyway. How people respond isn’t our job either. The Bible says,
- “In the morning sow your seed, And in the evening do not withhold your hand; For you do not know which will prosper, Either this or that, Or whether both alike shall be good.” Eccl. 11:6 This is saying -
- We won’t necessarily know how well our efforts have worked. The Scriptures say sow anyway. Witness in the morning, and regardless of how it was received or how things appear, don’t hold back from witnessing in the evening.
There. Those are a few of my thoughts on the topic. Any you care to add?
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God bless you and keep coming back!