But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8 ESV)
Over the past month, God has taught me a lot about being patient and gracious during evangelism. I have been trying to reach out to my classmates with the gospel and, to be honest, it has not been easy. My attempts would often be met by misinformed scriptural confrontations and unwholesome talk that would just leave me discouraged as I saw my efforts bearing no fruit. But, in these low times, God has been impressing upon my heart the urgency of the gospel and has reminded me that I too was a sinner and He was very patient with me. These subtle reminders have kept me going and renewed my desire to see my friends get saved whenever I have faced the roadblocks of discouragement.
I realized that it is easy to take the high seat and adopt the “I have done my part” stance whenever we meet opposition when sharing the gospel with those around us. It is indeed easy to forget the truth that it is God alone who can change the hearts of men and that our part is to only faithfully share the gospel with every opportunity we get.
And you will be hated by everyone because of my name but the one who endures to the end will be delivered.(Mark 9:13 ESV)
Through all this, the burden in my heart for the lost world has always abided, and step by step the Lord has helped me to be more intentional in reaching out and praying for my friends who are yet to come to the knowledge of the truth. And I have found out that I struggle less whenever I call on God for strength, courage, and utterance. The amazing thing is that this experience has inspired me to seek to deepen my walk with God each day through the study and meditation on His word.
By Daisy Adina
Daisy Adina is a student at the University of Eldoret pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Education Arts (English Literature).