I am deeply concerned with this. I have a small group of friends from university, we already know each other for 2 years and share lots of experiences together.
They all are not followers of Christ. They know I’m a Christian, but I don’t think they really know what that means to me personally. I don’t think they really know what Christianity really is.
And I think for too long now I have been silent, at first avoiding related topics, not wanting to get into the uncomfortable situation of having to taöl about Jesus and the Bible. But I have reached a point in my walk with Christ where that has changed. I am desperate to share the gospel now, I can’t stop thinking about it and I just pray and hope for an opportunity. But it does not seem to arise.
From my point of view I can see one problem that is getting in the way: My own pride. I really like these guys, I enjoy being around them, it’s always fun and you can have a good laugh and we do have many things in common.
I care too much about what they might think of me. I know they like and respect me and there is this slight fear that i will lose that when I speak up.
But the worst is that I have missed many opportunities and the more time goes by, the harder it seems to become to sort of find the right moment.
Also, in the group the focus is usually on the activity we do together rather than deep conversations.
I am trying to do it like I learnt in rzim, to ask questions about them - because i notice that even though we do a lot together we don’t really know much about each others personal life.
I am feeling guilty for not sharing with them the greatest of all hopes, I wish nothing more to them than that they find it. I love these guys and it hurts me to see how they just miss out.
If you have any advice for this specific situation, please share.