Some Christians feel confident, equipped, and ready to share their faith. But if you’re not one of those people, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re in the majority.

In this conversation, Don Carson, Rebecca McLaughlin, and Matt Smethurst talk about the difference between feeling ready to evangelize and being ready. McLaughlin admits:

I’ve been trying in various ways to share my faith for almost 30 years now. And if being ready to share your faith means having a Christian life all together, I’m not ready. If it means not being fearful, I’m not ready. If it means having all the answers, I’m not ready. . . . On the other hand, anybody who knows Jesus and has the gospel is ready to share.

You don’t have to know all the answers to tough questions in order to share your faith. You simply need to be one who was lost and is found. And you might be surprised—the person you’re most afraid to speak might be the very person whose heart God has prepared to receive the gospel.

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