The driver then asked me if I was interested in purchasing a Home Entertainment Sstem. I told him I was not and the follow up question asked if I new what a Home Entertainment System was. I told him I did and was not looking to purchasing one. Off they drove.
My wife was with me and I asked her what just happened. We are in a tire repair shop parking lot. The shop did not have a “side” electronics business. I wondered what the response would have been if I had told the person that I was just parked at the tire repair shop hoping someone was going to drive up and offer me a great deal on a home entertainment system.
I am still scratching my head trying to figure that one out.
I used to share Jesus much like this person trying to sell or unload the home entertainment system. I would pull up alongside a person and immediately talk about Jesus. I would unload about Jesus; it was random and out of place. The person must have wondered why this guy is trying to “sell” me Jesus here in the parking lot. It raised suspicion, made them defensive and was not productive.
Boldness still has context and timing.
Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
Paul, the author the request above, was bold in the public, in private and in prison. He spoke boldly from a relational platform built .
Build and be bold, today.