Does the thought of sharing your faith with a complete stranger freak you right out? Sharing the Gospel is part of being a Christian but it’s one of the scariest parts as well. It comes naturally to some people, natural born teachers and those who find it easy to talk to anyone. But for the introverted people in the world sharing the gospel can start a full-blown panic attack.
It doesn’t matter where you fall on the comfort level scale, we are all called to share God’s love to the dying and lost world.
Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
What is soul winning?
Soul winning is the process by which we share the gospel story and invite the lost to accept Christ as their Savior.
Soul winning can be as simple as passing out a gospel tract and can be as sophisticated as knocking on a strangers door and explaining the gospel to them on their doorstep. You can’t really mess it up.
Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. (emphasis added)
Soul winning needs to be a part of your life, it needs to be a holy habit that you build into your life as you pursue holiness.
Too often we try to complicate the situation. We want to say the right things, have the perfect attention getter and clincher. Or, we want to become best friends with the lost so then, later on, we can share our faith with them. Yet, we cannot reach the lost by acting like them, it’s that simple.
So how does a busy mama share the gospel story?
3 Tips for Soul Winning for Busy Moms
And then hand them out! Let your kids give them out. Give one to the coffee lady at the drive-thru, give one to cashier at the supermarket, give one to the other mom at the park. If you have them on you, you are more apt to actually hand them out.
Invite others to church.
Did you just meet a mom at the park? Or at your kid’s soccer practice? If the friendship spark flickered, after a few weeks, invite their family to join your family at church and for lunch afterward. Don’t want too long because then you’ll lose your nerve or they won’t feel as bad for saying no. It’s easy to want to be their friend and not want to make the friendship awkward by asking them to church but we are called to win souls. Isn’t their eternity more important than anything else? It should be. And if they repeatedly say no, maybe not make a weekly playdate with them because iron sharpeneth iron and that goes for you and your kids.
Don’t hide your faith.
When other’s observe your faith or the ways that your family is different (maybe in the way you dress, the way you talk, the music you listen too or how well behaved your kids are) from their’s, they will be naturally curious as to why. That opens the door for sharing the gospel.
Pray in public, talk about Jesus and His blessings while walking through the grocery store, say praise the Lord when your kid makes a goal. These small things will make a big impact on those around you. Your testimony is huge!
Soul winning doesn’t have to scare you. There are small things that you can do each day to share the gospel. You don’t have to block out 2 hours of every week to go knock on doors and talk to complete strangers. Even as a busy mama you can share the good news of Jesus’ love!