Some people think witnessing is arguing, debating, or proving the existence of God.
- Actually, I recommend you don’t do that stuff.
Some think that you have to quote the Bible or teach theology in your God story.
- No way! Actually, that’s usually out of place.
- You don’t have to learn Bible verses. Most people don’t care about that anyway, not at the beginning.
- You don’t have to be a “smooth talker.”
- Actually, the more real you are, the better.
- You don’t have to rehearse what you are going to say.
- Let God guide and direct you.
- The biggest obstacle God has is when you try to get in His way.
- You don’t have to be a professional storyteller.
- In fact, it is more authentic if, what you share, is not rehearsed or polished.
- You don’t have to be a “super Christian” to share your God story.
- Your relationship with the person is the strongest element, next to your relationship with God and the presence of the Holy Spirit.
- You don’t have to rehearse your God stories.
- Your spontaneous response is the most powerful element.
- You don’t have to polish your God story.
- Your strength is in God and your power is in your relationship with the person.
Your best God stories are unpolished and unrehearsed.
If you have numerous God stories (which most Christians do), you pick one that is close to what you hear the other person is going through. If it’s remotely close, it will work.
- Just tell it like it is!