The Reason We Struggle with Evangelism

You don’t have to share Jesus with others – you get to share Jesus with others! Maybe the reason you struggle in evangelism is that you’ve never considered what a privilege it is.

20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God.” 21 He made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

2 Corinthians 5:20-21

To be an ambassador means that you represent someone else. Once the gospel has transformed us, we get the indescribable privilege of serving as such an ambassador for none other than Jesus.

Out of all the people in the world He could have chosen to represent Him, Jesus wanted you! Have you yet to comprehend such a mind-boggling reality?

Christ knows everything about you and wants you anyway. Not only does He desire a relationship with you, but He wants you to work with Him in the family business of offering hope in this world.

When we share the news of Jesus with others, God is actually working through us. Our mouths may be talking, but God is the one making “his appeal through us” (5:20).

God earnestly desires people! He is not overwhelmed by their past. Their present decisions do not turn him off.

If God desires them, we can plead on behalf of Christ (5:20). In one sense, we never want our pleading to sound like a sleazy sales pitch trying to convince someone.

If you can talk someone into following Jesus, someone else can talk them out of it. But in another way, we fail them if we portray zero desire to see them receive the truth.

If sinless Jesus accepted the penalty for sinful people like me and transformed me with righteousness, how could I keep silent any longer?