“Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Have you ever met someone who tried to be your friend, but actually had ulterior motives? Perhaps they wanted your money, connections, or a favour they couldn’t get otherwise. In a way, that is the kind of person you should be. You should enter every relationship with an ulterior motive, or better still, a superior motive – to influence that person for Christ.
Information that will secure their entire destination is the most important gift you can give to a person. In case you’re not too sure about the purpose of your friendships, you have an endless supply of examples in the bible. Look at Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith. Can you imagine Jesus having a friend who He did not tell about the Kingdom of God?
Everywhere he went, he was doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil. He would preach day in, day out. Even people who only knew him while he was growing up as the carpenter’s son became aware of his ministry.
What about Apostle Paul, he was a tent maker, same as Priscilla and Aquilla, but their relationship was spiritual. A Christian is not someone who has a career life, a social life, a family life and then a spiritual life. A Christian is someone who has one life; that life is spiritual and permeates through the different aspects of his life. Jesus can be heard on his lips and seen in his actions.
DO THIS: Ensure that everyone acquainted with you hears about Jesus from you.