Always be prepared to give an answer to anyone who asks you...
But what if no one's asking?
If our conversation this week has you asking this question, there are two possibilities...
1) People are not asking
2) People are asking and you aren't recognizing it
These are two very different situations.
There are a variety of reasons why people may not be asking us questions about our faith.
1) We may not have set apart Christ as Lord in our hearts
2) We may not be living as if we have hope
3) We may be confined, disconnected from question-askers
4) People may be too afraid or hard-hearted to ask questions
5) The Lord may be lovingly giving us rest from questions
6) Any other reasons you can think of?
The Lord is calling us to live holy, hope-filled lives in the world. If we're doing this, we should reasonably expect people to be asking us for the reason for the hope that we have, asking us to talk about Jesus and the gospel.
Now, everyone won't ask and you probably won't be being asked at every moment of every day. That's ok. It's not all about you. You're a part of the process, but not the only part. Live a holy, hope-filled life in the world and always be prepared to give an answer to anyone who asks you for the reason for the hope that you have.
If no one's asking you, are you living a holy, hope-filled life in the world? If you're not, then do. If you are, then be patient and be watchful.
And if you're patient and watchful, you may find yourself noticing questions that you would have previously overlooked. I mean, what if people are asking and you're just not noticing?