First, if you fit in the first category "Fear Factor" do not worry your not alone. Most Christians are afraid to witness, me included. Every time I approach someone with the Gospel I am afraid, but if we do not tell them how will they know. One way to over come your fear is to be prepared. Study a method of sharing the Gospel memorize it, make it fit you, and use it.
Memorizing the method is good because preparation calms nerves. When I was in School I would often forget to study. Those days I would try my best to get out of the test. I would leave school early "sick" (my mom was a push over) and I could throw up on demand. The reason I would leave because I was not prepared for the test. If you are not prepared to witness then you will not. You must prepare and know how to witness to share your faith.
Make the style you pick fit into yourself. If you are witnessing BE REAL. Most people cannot stand a person who is fake. People will respond to you if you act like a real person.
You know your not perfect, so Stop acting like it. I encourage you to tell your story to people let them know that you struggled with sin and the blood of Jesus delivered you. Now, that you have been saved does not mean that life is easy and your never tempted. If you are never tempted, then you probably was never saved. JESUS himself was Tempted. So do not try to be super Spiritual, just be yourself.
Use it. The best way to get ride of a fear is to face it. My brother took me to the lake when I was younger. At the lake there was the Big Rock they would jump off into the water. I was Scared to jump at first. I would never had told any of them about it, but I was. So while i was walking over to the rock i told myself when I got there I would just do it. That's exactly what i did. Then for the rest of the day I was fine, I was no longer scared. Witnessing is the same way it is scary, however if you never do it, then you will never overcome your fear. If you are scared to witness please for the sake of your friends, family, and the people you meet, I beg you to tell them about the King.
18 Then Jesus came near and said to them, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
If you share your faith through the way you live that is awesome, as long, you share your faith with you mouth also. Witnessing is calling for a response. Many people say I share my faith by being friends with lost people and not acting like them. If this is you then that's awesome relational witnessing works and it makes since. But if you never tell your friend about Jesus or you never ask them if they want to be saved, then all you are doing is trying to ease your own mind, and letting your friends go to Hell. If you Love Jesus and love your friends, then you will tell them about Christ.
When Jessi and I got engaged, she could have told people two different ways. She could have just walked passed them and hope they saw her Ring or she could have Told them with her mouth. If you are Jessi's friend and she told you that she was engaged or you saw her post on Facebook, because she wanted everyone she knew to know that I finally asked her. I do not why she told everyone, but I do know why I told everyone Because Jessi is special to me and I wanted everyone to know that She said yes to me even though I did not deserve her.
Jesus is an amazing God, He took me even though I did not want any part of Him. I was the reason He had to die. My sins took His life. One of my many sins was cursing, I struggled with my mouth. I did not have a filter unless of course I was around my parents or at church. But away from them at School I would use every bad word in the Book. So I would take the Lord's Name in vain, I would Curse God and He Still Loved my enough to die on the cross to Save my Soul. So, you can bet I am going to tell every person I can the story of how Amazing His grace truly is.
In conclusion, If you Love HIM and you have ask Him to come into your heart to be your Savior then, I Beg you Do not just show people with your actions that you are Saved, But tell them how Jesus turned your life around.
If you have never trusted in Christ as your Savior I want you to know that I love you and so Does Jesus. You cannot get to Heaven by your own power. There is NOTHING you can Do to become a Christian. You can Become a Christian because Of what Jesus did on the Cross. God Loves you so much that He sent His Son Jesus to die for You. The Bible tells us in Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God." We all struggle with Sin. Romans 6:23 says "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." The way our sins our clean is Jesus. 1 Peter 3:18 say "Christ suffered for sins, once for all" It is up to YOU. Jesus is reaching out His hand and it is up to You to receive His free gift of Salvation. Romans 10:13 says "If YOU confess with YOUR mouth Jesus is Lord, and believe in YOUR heart God raised him from the dead, YOU will be saved."
If you have never accepted Him I beg you and plead with you Please Come to know Him before it is to late.
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