Q: Warren, I’m afraid of starting a spiritual conversation with my longtime friend because it might offend her. What counsel would you give me?
A: I suggest sharing what God has done in your life recently. That way you’re simply letting her know about some clarity you’ve received or a breakthrough you’ve experienced. It might not work the first time, but if you’ll keep dropping bits and pieces of how God is working in your life, you’ll have the chance to go deeper into the Gospel.
Q: What about people who simply say “no” after I’ve shared with them?
A: Like I always tell people, don’t try to argue with them. If you can convince them that what you’re saying is true, someone else can convince them otherwise. When someone comes to Christ, it has to be God’s Spirit working in them, not clever words.
Instead, just keep loving them. By having the conversation and sharing with them, they’ll know where you stand. Live your life in such a way that it reflects Christ. And pray that God would draw them to Himself. If God is working in their hearts, He’ll provide a chance for you to share with them again.