I take serious offense to any attempt at justifying the idea of a Christian not witnessing. Whether it’s “I don’t have that gift” or waiting around for "friendship evangelism” or thinking that “people are going to notice me as different from everyone else in the world.”
The reason is because it’s already hard enough for people to overcome their fears to speak out as commanded by the Lord. I’ve been doing it on a regular basis for over 3 years, and still have to overcome fear sometimes. It’s a constant battle, and to give excuses or justification for not doing it just makes it that much worse.
You SHOULD be convicted to witness. You SHOULD feel bad when you miss an opportunity, and you SHOULD take corrective action to keep from letting it happen again, not justifying yourself.
We tend to justify ourselves while condemning others. Being a hypocrite is not a Christian thing, it's a human thing. People just tend to do this and it's due to our sinful nature. But this is something to overcome, not something to embrace and hide behind.
Don't try to justify your disobedience to the command of our Lord and Savior in the Great Commission, get yourself equipped, get out there and share the Gospel of eternal life.
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Mark 8:38, Luke 9:26, Romans 1:16