Have you noticed that the people who get things done in life are intentional? Nothing of any real significance is accomplished in a haphazard way. Good intentions, without being intentional, are useless.
All of us are prone to good intentions without being intentional. People have good intentions about their health. They intend to eat healthier and be more proactive in exercise and so forth. Yet many never get around to doing so, because they do not have a plan. Getting healthy will not happen without a plan.
The same thing can happen when it comes to sharing your faith. Most Christians genuinely have good intentions when it comes to this. They care about others, and want to see people know the love of God in Christ. However, their intentions often do not equate with being intentional.
How can we be intentional about evangelism?
- Be intentional in praying. Ask God to open your eyes to the spiritual needs around you.
- Be intentional in caring. Do not be satisfied with feelings of compassion. Express compassion toward others in practical ways.
- Be intentional in sharing. At some point, you have to open your mouth and share your story. Tell people about how God has changed your life and made you a new person. Be clear about the Gospel.
Do you have good intentions, or are you intentional?
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.