Is Your Testimony Compelling?

Posted on February 20, 2018 By Steve Gray

“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” – 1 Peter 3:15-16

All across the world, people are creating false images of themselves. They say one thing on social media, but their actions contradict who they proclaim to be.

Many Christians are doing the exact same thing. They are lifeless, have little joy, and are barely excited to go to church, yet are surprised when no one they invite to church shows up.

It’s because their testimony is not compelling or convincing. They are speaking Christ with their lips, but their testimony, character, lifestyle, and enthusiasm aren’t convincing.

 
What makes a testimony compelling?

We are in a season where people are getting hungrier for truth and becoming open to hearing the Gospel. Christians must be prepared to share the hope that we have in an authentic, honest, and intriguing way. Here are a few things that strengthen your testimony to others.
 
Your love and compassion for others is unwavering

Ultimately, we make disciples and bring people into the Kingdom by first loving them. It doesn’t mean we don’t stand on truth, but in doing so, people should feel our love and compassion for them.

Our testimony becomes void when we have an impure heart or an agenda that only involves us. Our motives must be right, and we must care about the person FIRST. Authentic love, compassion, and concern is our gateway to sharing Christ.
 
Your character and lifestyle aligns with the Bible

Imagine a Christian who claims to love God but cheats on their spouse, is always late for work, or can’t follow instructions from coworkers.

No one would have any reason to listen to their testimony because, based on their character and actions, they have nothing that others would want to hear about.

As a believer, our lifestyle and character should be in alignment with Christ. If we are, indeed, empowered by the Spirit of God, then our actions should reflect that. We should be more disciplined, more self-controlled, more loving, and more honest than others. This doesn’t make us better than anyone, it makes us empowered; our honorable actions and character are a result of God living on the inside of us.
 
Your words match your enthusiasm and hunger

Please, if you’re going to talk about Christ, let there be some enthusiasm in your voice! It is very sad and contradicting when believers talk about a miraculous, awesome, life-changing, powerful God in a dull and lifeless way.

Let the things you say about God be good, and let it sound good, too.
It’s time to restore your testimony!
It’s time that God gives you a fresh testimony that compels you to shout His glory to the rooftops! No longer will you feel obligated to talk about Christ; you will feel compelled by the Spirit to share His greatness based on a new and fresh testimony. Now is the time to walk by faith and believe God to do something new in your life so He can get the glory!