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Why is it so hard to share your faith with non-Christians?

One reason could be how closely we guard our reputation. We are afraid to come off looking look weird, spiritual or weak. As a result, we don’t share our faith comfortably or confidently. If we put aside our personal needs and focus on the person’s eternal needs, it makes sharing our faith easier.

It’s also difficult because most people don’t want to hear what we have to say. Years of sin and doubt mixed with societal mistrust of religion have created barriers that are difficult to penetrate.

Finally, sharing our faith is hard because the concept of religion is so mystical. It’s not easy to grasp God and His love for us and the nuances of salvation in a quick conversation. It takes time for that to happen. Sharing is hard if we try to bombard the listener with 6,000 years of Bible history into 60 minutes.

We can take the pressure off of us if we realize that even the apostles struggled to share their faith.

Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. Jude 1:3-4