Sharing your faith can be challenging at best. Understanding how to evangelize will go far in helping you to take steps in the right direction. To start with, you’ll want to start every day with prayer. Ask God how to go about your day to best evangelize for Him.
Before you can begin to evangelize, you’ll need to prepare your heart. To do this, approach your day with contemplation and prayer. Ask God to show you the opportunities to evangelize and glorify Him the most. Ask God to put the right people in front of you so that you’ll have the opportunity.
Ask friends and family who are of like mind to keep you in their prayers during the times that you plan to be out evangelizing. This will help give you the encouragement that you need to share your faith and help others around you who may need help and prayer.
Step out of your comfort zone and get to know those around you. Don’t just walk by and smile with your head down staring at your feet. Smile, look people in the eye, and tell them “Hello”. This will seem uncomfortable at first, but the more you do it, the easier it will become.
Offer to pray for those who are in need. Consider the person you may have just met. If you know that they’re having a hard time (many will share this with you in some form or fashion even on the first meeting) offer to pray for them right then and there. Then tell them you’ll continue praying for them.
Offer them your phone number or agree to meet them again at the same location tomorrow and see how things are going and pray for them again. When you get home, remember to pray for them and commit their name to memory so that you can always greet them by name.
Remember that evangelizing isn’t just done by word, it’s also done by deed. Let your actions speak louder than your words. Consider what your actions may show to others. Were you civil and polite when someone stole your parking spot in the parking lot? Or, were you friendly and smiling? This can reflect on your testimony and evangelism so make sure that you’re following through in all that you do.
Evangelism will present itself to you when you least expect it. You’ll want to ask God to help you tune into Him so that you’ll see the opportunities that He is laying in front of you to share the gospel with others. Not everyone is receptive at first. Sometimes, you’ll be the one to plant the seed and someone else will come along and water it and fertilize it.
Once you understand how to evangelize, it will come easier for you. The more you do it, the more it will become a habit that you simply step into on a daily basis. Remember, gird yourself with the armor of God and ask Him to show you the way.