Some Christians struggle with the feeling that they are too busy to share their faith with others. With all of the commitments and responsibilities that we have in our daily lives, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and not have the time or energy for evangelism.
However, it is important to remember that evangelism is not just an optional activity for Christians, but rather it is a command from Jesus himself. In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus says, “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” This command is given to all believers, not just a select few.
So, how can we find the time and energy for evangelism in the midst of our busy lives? Here are a few suggestions:
Prioritize evangelism: Make evangelism a priority in your life by setting aside a specific time each week for this important task. This could be as simple as having a set time each week to pray for opportunities to share your faith with others, or it could be setting aside time to meet with someone and share the gospel with them.
Look for opportunities in your daily life: Evangelism doesn’t have to be a separate activity from our daily lives. We can look for opportunities to share the gospel in our daily interactions with others. For example, we can share a gospel tract with someone we meet in line at the grocery store, or we can start a conversation with a co-worker about our faith.
Use your gifts and abilities: We are all gifted and called by God to serve in different ways, and evangelism is no exception. Think about your unique gifts and abilities and how you can use them in evangelism. For example, if you are an artist, you could use your talents to create evangelistic materials. If you are a good listener, you could use that gift to build relationships with others and share the gospel with them.
Partner with others: Evangelism can be a more manageable task when we partner with others. Consider joining an evangelism team at your church or finding a like-minded friend to share the gospel with. This can provide accountability, encouragement, and support in your evangelism efforts.
In summary, evangelism is a command from Jesus and an important part of our faith. While it can be challenging to find the time and energy for evangelism amid our busy lives, there are steps we can take to prioritize this important task. We can set aside specific time for evangelism, look for opportunities in our daily lives, use our gifts and abilities, and partner with others. By taking these steps, we can be faithful in sharing the gospel with others in the midst of our busy lives.