"I often hear people complain that witnessing does not come 'naturally' for them. With this I agree. Evangelism is not a natural task at all; it is a completely supernatural enterprise. In fact, personal evangelism is utterly impossible unless the Spirit of the Lord Jesus is given free rein in our lives. Thus, while it is our duty to share our faith with others through word and deed, even more it is a divinely-enabled privilege. And unless we learn to view evangelism in those terms – as a great privilege and not merely as a duty to be performed legalistically – we will never be successful in motivating either ourselves or others to share Jesus, no matter how much training we may have had in this or that evangelistic technique or method."Everyone, please think about these words. Give them a real chew. Spend some time thinking about what Dave is saying here. Sharing the message of the cross is a real privilege. We have the message of life. We have the life-giving water that Jesus offered the Samaritan woman in John 4. I know sharing the gospel can be difficult. It can look really easy for certain people, while others of us sit back and wonder why it's so difficult for them. Don't rob yourself of the greatest privilege you'll ever have.
Want to read a little more about the book from where those words above are taken, then check out this post, "Will You Join the Cause of Global Missions?" and this post "David Alan Black's Latest Book On Missions (And You)." Or if you want to just go straight to Amazon and get a copy of the book, just click here. The book won't break the bank, I promise. It's less than $5 (print edition) and less than $1 on Kindle. You can't beat that. And you will–I repeat–you will be blessed.