March 7, 2020


Posted By Jessica Taylor

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Be real, real honest with me. Does any of this sound familiar?

I shouldn’t have to worry about evangelism. I’m not called to be a missionary. I’m a good person, and even if I don’t talk about Jesus, that’s a good enough witness. People will see my life and know I’m a Christian, right? I don’t want to offend anyone. People can lose their jobs talking about their faith. If I talk about Jesus, I could get into trouble. And besides, evangelism isn’t my gift. I’m just plain scared.

Instead of telling others about Christ, are you giving excuses? You may choose to believe what the world tells you about evangelism—that you shouldn’t witness out of respect for the beliefs of others, or there are things you cannot say in certain places because the government has ruled you cannot.

But, my friend, Jesus didn’t give us the option of making excuses. He said, “You will be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8). Jesus could have said, “If it’s convenient or if it comes up in a casual conversation or if someone asks you a direct question, then I’d like you to be My witness. If you think you won’t get into trouble or if you feel like it, then you can be My witness.” But did He say that?

No! Jesus gave His followers absolutely no option. He said, “You will be my witnesses, at home, in your city and your state and in all parts of the earth.”

We don’t have a choice. Our only choice is whether we will be effective witnesses or ineffective witnesses.

Today, ask Jesus to open your eyes to opportunities to be His witness.