2 Corinthians 5:11 says that “Because we understand our fearful responsibility to the Lord, we work hard to persuade others. God knows we are sincere, and I hope you know this, too.” Our mission as Christians should be to persuade others to come to know the saving grace of Jesus.
The word persuade means to prevail on (a person) to do something, as by advising or urging according to Dictionary.com. When we witness to others, we should do so in such a way as to advise them or urge them. There has to be a sense of urgency when we talk to others. We have to see them in light of eternity: saved or not saved. If those we love are not saved, then we have to have a sense of urgency for their salvation.
Who do you long to see saved? Do you have family or friends who need to know Jesus as Lord and Savior? Do you have a sense of urgency for them? Pray and ask God today to give you a longing for others’ salvation.