I'm not sure I was a good witness!

Discussion in 'Missions / Witnessing / eVangelism' started by bruren777, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. bruren777

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    I was in Dairy Queen, an elderly person was there, we were talking and joking. She was telling me about her life when she was younger. She told me that she had an abortion when she was younger, then she noticed my VBS T shirt. Her demanor changed and she said"you better get out of here". I just chuckled and said "I might just stay and talk to you".

    After I made my purchase and was leaving she got up and came after me and said"get out of here."
    I just laughed and said"see you later".

    What I want to know is: could I have handled the situation differently?

    Was I a good witness?
     
  2. Johnv

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    You could have handled it a million different ways. But that's not the point. The question should be "did you handle it adequately?"

    Chances are she probably wasn't proud of her abortion (it doesn't sound like she was exactly "bragging" about it, more like reminiscing about her youth). She sees your VBS shirt, and becomes aware that you're likely a Christian. Sounds to me like she was more afraid that your were offended, and was getting a bit flustered. I'm willing to bet that your shirt just happenned to witness more than words ever could. I don't think you need to worry about how you might have handled it differently.
     
  3. Helen

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    I think you handled the situation excellently, with courtesy and humor. That is a great witness when confronted by someone who was angry out of probable guilt. I doubt there is anything you could have said which would have changed her attitude. I'm glad she had a chance to talk to you before, though, and see that you were a lovely person.
     
  4. TexasSky

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    I think you handled it well. You kept the door open for a future oportunity to talk about really matters in regards to salvation.
     
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    I think you handled it good with humor. Sounds like she has some deep problems telling somebody to leave a public place. Pray for her conversion.
     
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    Thank you all for your words and encouragement. Where
    we live there is several whom choose to be Darwinites. As evidenced by bumper stickers and tee shirts. There are several Christians with bumper stickers and tee shirts as well.

    There is a group of witches living in the hills around here, they are praying to the evil one to destroy Christian marriages. I digressed here only to demonstrate that we have people whom need the Word, I think some are afraid of the Word because they know it's more powerful than demons who acknowledge Jesus.

    All of us need to pray for people like this.
     
  7. JohnB

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    BRuren777,

    I think you did fine!

    Too often we listen to sermons by famous pastors where they regale us with dramatic stories full of snappy comebacks that drop people to their knees in repentance.

    But I suspect most of us, me included, are usually wondering what hit us afterwards.

    Don't worry about it. God uses every encounter. And He seeks sincere and willing hearts, like yours. Not eloquent tongues.
     

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