I heard it a lot of times. Evangelism. Sharing the truth, the word, the answer to the unbeliever and to the lost.
Lucky for me, I have WOO Theme in my strength finder test. So it’s kind of easy for me to be friendly and to strike a conversation to someone new in church or to a complete stranger.
From a simple Hi, hello, hey what’s your name? Where are you from? What do you do? You do a lot? And then plug in sa Victory group and one2one na yan!
I want to share to them how God changed my life. How one young boy believed and hoped that there is a Savior, the lover of my soul. It sounds easy.
That’s why I don’t get it why other Christians can’t share it right away eh. The fact that Jesus saved them and loved them even if they broke Gods heart over and over again is more than enough reason to share His goodness.
But here’s the problem. One question that has been haunting me for a very long time.
Why not share the Gospel to your parents? If you can do it to a complete strangers why not to them?
Syempre I have my own reasons or mas kilala sa tawag na excuses, Why will I share to them, they are the one who hurt me in the beginning? Im not sure they will doubt this “changed life” that I have. They know my intestine spin (liko ng bituka) so they will never believe me. And hello, it’s awkward to talk about them about Jesus because they don’t know that they are the main reason why I became close to Jesus.
Sometimes the closest to you can hurt you the most eh, that’s why I was avoiding them and really keeping myself
I’m becoming exclusive, I would like them to know Jesus, but please not me. There must be someone, a missionary or something but not me. I’m losing my passion when it comes to sharing God’s word to them.
Just like my group member s who are passionate in sharing how God blessed them over the week but uncertain in sharing the Gospel to their officemates.
We are losing our passion in sharing if we know that the people we are sharing to really know us for the longest time.
It’s like a British singer who loses their accent whenever they sing. I mean, I will never understand, why Adele, Jessie J, Sir Paul McCartney lose it whenever they perform.
But God opened my eyes!
That His grace is for everyone, even to the one whom hurt you the most.
That He has placed people in your life to share His love for them.
Lost people matter to Jesus. Just like how you matter to God.
Who am I that you are mindful of me? Ps 8:4
And even if you received a lot of NOs and rejection it’s ok. It’s just matter of time and they will come to know the Lord.
I remember status last Friday “I don’t mind losing tryna win you” , Parang si Jesus lang din, actually si Jesus nga yan, even if we rejected Him so many times He still pursued and wooed us.
As for me it took nine years and my parents attended church, actually it was yesterday they attended Victory Pasig and I was so happy and thankful!!!!
Bear in mind that the same passion how you share to the people or strangers should be the same passion how you share to the people closest to you (even the ones who hurt you) do not shy away, do not be the British singer.
God is more than willing to use you only if you allow Him to.
For more Evangelism stories! Check these out:
1. Joseph Bonifacio, How Will They Hear
2. Emmanuelle Gomez, When Bad Things Happen to Good People
3. Paolo Punzalan, Radical Love That Demands a Radical Response
4. Jenn Punzalan, Bad News, Good News
5. Dennis Sy, Jesus is More Than a Ticket to Heaven
6. Sofia Paderes, Open Door, Closed Heart
7. Ganns Deen, The Miracle at Kenny Rogers Roasters
8. Ernie Aragon, The Great Passion
9. Karess Rubrico, Walk This Way
10. Jek Valle, The British Singer
11. Carla Peralejo-Bonifacio, Dare to Share
12. Erikson Isaga, Hair Salon, Battle of the Bands and Jesus