Do you remember when you first became a Christian? You were so full of enthusiasm for the Lord that you wanted to tell the whole world.
I wonder if you were like me in your fervour. I took 1 Peter 3:15 to heart and approached everyone with a bible in one hand and a metaphorical brick in the other. I was determined that they were going to follow God. Oh dear! I trust I’ve matured and I no longer bash my listeners with my bible or even a brick.
Our God is a gentle, loving Master. He creeps softly into people’s hearts. There are probably two things we need to remember; souls need to be ready to receive the word. God has lovingly been nurturing these souls for ages. God’s timing is perfect. And secondly, it is not us who do the converting. It is 100% God, we are merely sometimes privileged to be allowed to be part of the process.