Writing on a tissue paper is not easy but when you get used to it, it becomes fun. The same thing happens in evangelism. As followers of Christ, sharing the gospel to others is not easy and yet when your system gets the hang of it, it becomes fun and fulfilling.
But why don’t all Christians evangelize? Why are some of us afraid on sharing the gospel?
I believe the most common reason is fear of rejection. As a minister of the Word, here are the reasons why I love sharing the good news.
- It’s my ultimate YOLO.
And just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment,
YOLO (You Only Live Once) – you do tons of activities because you want to experience a well-spent life. Those things really look good on bucket lists but for me, nothing tops evangelism. It’s something that doesn’t just please me but also my Maker. I am more excited to hear God telling me, “Well done, good and faithful servant,” than fulfilling my personal desire. Evangelism is the best thing you can do here on earth that you cannot do in Heaven. A perfect YOLO right?
- You’re planting seeds anyway.
I remember being bullied by my barkada because of my conviction as a Christian. I tried sharing the love of Christ to them but they just laughed at me. One day, I received a call from one of them asking me to pray for his relationship with his partner. He begged me to keep that call between the two of us and asked me not to tell it to our other friends. He was so blessed to hear the plans of God in his life.
Who would have thought that one of the people who rejected me will remember the gospel that I shared to him years ago? It’s all because of the seed that was planted in his heart. Regardless of how I felt when he rejected me, God was able to make those seeds to grow.
I’m just now waiting for my other friends’ seeds to sprout.
- It’s all about God.
I was walking in UP one time and saw a student sitting on a bench waiting for someone. The Spirit in me tells me to go to him and share the gospel. In my mind, “Lord, baka mareject ako” and “Lord parang nahihiya ako.” It took me half an hour just thinking of that. Then all of a sudden, the student stood up and walked away. What a waste! I just lost one of the best opportunities to share the love of God. Then I realized that all I was doing was to think of myself – making sure that in order for me to share the gospel, I have to feel good and to look good.
If we really want the love of God to show, we need to understand that sharing the gospel is all about God and not about us. The goal of the messenger is to deliver the message no matter how the receiver reacts. It’s our job to rally people but it’s God’s job to change their hearts.
- Love for God.
You will do everything, even weird and crazy things for the one you love. When I became a Christian, I decided to weekly write a journal to my future wife. After a decade, Joei received it. She was so happy to know that I’m trying my best to preserve myself for her.
We can effectively share the gospel if we love God. It might be weird and crazy to some but to us followers of Christ, it has made a great impact to our hearts. The more you love God, the more you will share. The more you share, the more you get in-love with God.
Let’s evangelize. No more excuses!
Mabubuhay ka nalang din lang, mag share kana. 🙂