People of faith including believers in Jesus can make trying to explain what they believe overly complex.
Before I did ministry work in Israel (2009-2013) I worked for Israel hi-tech company in 2007 as a contractor. One day after work I was reading an article in an IT magazine called “elevator pitch” – what do you do if you get into the lift with the MD of your company and what do you say to him, so I pondered on this. This was a great company to work for with some very smart people producing products for banks and financial institutions around the world, whereas I was just doing simple work of helpdesk and preparing PCs and laptops ready for the engineers.
Well whaddya know – a week after I read this article I got into a lift, with the big boss, I am going to call him G, he is a secular Israeli businessman.
Me: Morning G hows you sir, business going well?
G: Yes our business just produced its best sales figures this year, half a billion dollars.
Me: Erm, ah that’s nice
<door open after approx 15 seconds in lift>
In 2017 I was traveling to different schools to fix their computers. One school which was a really nice place to be but with kids with challenging behaviour, I got quite chatty with one of the teachers I’ll call “A” who was just curious why I go to church, and why I have visited places like Israel and Turkey. I like A. He’s about 40ish like me, has a real passion for young people, fun to be around, yet firm. Him and his wife like to travel during the school summer holidays. When he asked me why I visited those places, I just said I’m curious about the places of the bible and the events that happened there as a Christian.
I only visited this site every two weeks as to be honest, their IT systems were modern and ran like clockwork and issues were minor. Whilst replacing a cracked LCD screen in a laptop which had been dropped,
A month later I saw A again, after just asking how he was over the Easter (2017) holidays, he told me him and his wife were going to a church and an Alpha course, as he felt his life had gone the wrong direction and wanted to get back into a life with Christ, after only going to church a few time when he was very young.
I praise God how in my secular job I get opportunities to see people find the Lord in different unexpected ways.