Getting Ready To Share Your Faith

When I graduated from college with a degree in Electrical Engineering, I applied to IBM, and was offered an on-site interview at one of their labs.

I had been told that IBM did technical interviews. That meant they weren’t content to simply have you dazzle them with your sparkling personality. They would actually pose engineering problems and challenge you to solve them on the spot.

So in the week or so before the interview, I got out all my old textbooks and ran through every type of engineering scenario I could think of. And by the time I got on the plane to go to that interview, I was ready. In fact, I was confident! I actually enjoyed those interviews, because I knew I was well prepared.

Well, that same principle applies in the spiritual realm:

Bible1 Peter 3:15 (NKJV) But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and ALWAYS BE READY to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.

If I need to prepare myself to land a job as an engineer, how much more should I prepare myself for my real job in life as a representative of Jesus Christ!

So many Christians hang back from sharing their faith with others out of fear that they won’t know what to say, or how to say it.

Well, believe it or not, there’s an app for that. It’s called preparation. Do your homework!

Write out a two or three minute description of what you were like before you came to Christ, what brought you to put your trust in Him, and how your life has been different since Jesus came into it. Ask friends and family members to help you by letting you share your testimony with them. Then, once you’re comfortable sharing, ask a friend or coworker who is not a Christian to allow you to practice sharing with them.

Now, when you have your “interview” with someone who desperately needs to hear how their life can be transformed through faith in Jesus Christ, you’ll be ready and confident, just like I was in that IBM interview.

And by the way, I got the job.

Ron Franklin

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About RonElFran

Ron Franklin is a graduate of Denver Seminary in Colorado, and is the now retired founding pastor of a church in Harrisburg, PA. A former engineer and manager for high-tech companies such as IBM, Ron has written extensively on matters relating to the Christian faith, modern technology, the Civil War, and African American history. You can see a selection of his articles at http://hubpages.com/@ronelfran .
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