Hey Heyyy, Everyone!
I hope you are all well, and doing good. I can honestly say that I try to be a positive influence as well as clearly showing the Love of Christ Jesus, our Savior as situations permit.
With that being said, I am sorry to say that I think I have missed another opportunity, but I am at least hopeful that it will come around again very soon. My roommate believes in God but as I mentioned in a previous post, he is convinced that God is punishing him. This was the first ‘missed opportunity,’ but that is another story/post.
No, this, is, I suppose from a certain point of view true(-ish?) Anyway as I mentioned above in the title, he asserts in a (I think I mean to say ‘tongue in cheek’) kind of humorous (or at least it’s how he is presenting it, to elicit a chuckle) standpoint that, “None of us are getting out of here alive.” And, please understand that I am meaning No offense. But rather, I am begging for advice on how to use that as a segue, or as a lead-in to witnessing the Gospel to him.
I know that there is some way of using that (and I know he will say it again!) as a beautiful, smooth glide right into the wonderful word of God! I can almost picture some of you with a gift for Evangelism just drooling at an opportunity that is basically handed out on a silver platter like this. The part I am missing (and I have prayed for the words and even more, I listen so hard I could hear a pin drop in the middle of a Rock Concert!) are the words.
Somebody please tell me what I am doing wrong? I ask, I pray, and I believe that I am getting the answer to my prayers for opportunities in these moments, and I have even gone back to pray again for the opportunity and the words that would or rather should be literally on the tip of my tongue and 0 Nothing Zip Please help me. It’s bothering me to the point of losing my appetite and sleep. I have tried to casually work in my own experiences, or, “Hey, I was reading my Bible this morning and I read this awesome passage…,”
Cricket…cricket “You there?” I will ask. He will say yes, or yeah, etc., and I have asked, “What did you think?” And he will say, “Yeah…it’s nice,” or something like that, using as few words as possible. I am really bothered by this.