The harvest is great but the laborers are few. Matthew 9:37
Why are we so hesitant to share our faith with others? While seemingly at ease discussing such matters with fellow believers, we tend to leave our testimony out of other conversations. Why? Do we fear imposing on someone, upsetting them, or is it our own pride….wanting to “fit in” and be accepted?
The Bible says that the harvest is great….do we see it? Or, do we choose to put blinders on as we go about our daily lives? This gives us a false sense of comfort, doesn’t it. The blinders allow us to see our smiling neighbor who waves at us every day. They allow us to think, “he’s doing well, he’s OK”. Our blinders allow us not to feel compassion for his soul, they keep us from praying for him or sharing our faith with him. We wave back and go on our way….with no concerns about where our friendly neighbor will spend eternity!
People need us to care first and then share our faith with them. Our words won’t touch their hearts unless they know we genuinely care about them. We automatically assume people will be closed and won’t accept Christ as their Savior. But, these assumptions are faulty. People are hurting in our world today. They are searching for something to fill the void in their lives that only Christ can fill.
So, let’s share our faith! Do a personal inventory to identify what attitudes and assumptions are holding you back, then prayerfully seek God’s direction. Ask Him to open your eyes to the great harvest and dedicate yourself to be a laborer in that harvest! God wants to use your life and personal testimony to impact others….for eternity!