We often believe that evangelism is only for pastors and my Sunday School teacher, but when we begin to realize that we are simply telling our story, the pressure melts away. We need to become tour guides helping people on a spiritual journey more than salesmen trying to close the deal.
Lord, make me a crisis man. Let me not be a mile-post on a single road, but make me a fork that men must turn one way or an other in facing Christ in me. — Jim Elliot
Knowing that we are fulfilling God’s purpose is the only thing that really gives rest to the restless human heart. — Charles Colson
Top 10 Ways to Tell Your Story:
- Keep a running journal of your journey with Jesus.
- Share your turning points in your story with your close friends.
- Look for the felt needs in people who live and work around you.
- Look for people who are different from you (ethnically, socioeconomically, culturally) and listen to their stories and share yours.
- In your relationships, don’t just share truths; share your story of learning truth.
- Consider how God interweaves your story with the stories of others.
- Travel through third-world countries to enlarge your view of the human story.
- Study the stories of biblical heroes to apply their lessons to your story.
- Earn the right to speak by being a great listener.
- As you share your story, always be respectful of other people’s stories.