“If someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. But do this in a gentle and respectful way”
(1 Peter 3:15-16, NLT).
Before you start, pray. Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance to make this story about where you've been but more importantly how He got you to where you are. There are those who may encounter your story and be drawn to God's love because of your example. Let God guide you.
Other helpful tips
My Life Before I heard about Christ
What did I think about faith or religion before I learned more about it?
What about my life before Christ will relate most to the non-Christians I know?
What did my life revolve around? Where did I get my security, identity or happiness from?
How did those things begin to let me down?
How I Came To Christ
When was the first time I heard the gospel? What were my initial reactions?
When and why did my perspective begin to change toward Christ?
What were the struggles that went through my mind just before I could accept Him? If I have accepted Christ why did I finally decide to give Him complete control of my life?
My Life After Coming To Christ
If I have accepted Christ, how is my life different now? List some specific changes in your character, attitude and perspective on life.
What motivates me now? What do I live for?
Even though my life still isn’t perfect, how does knowing Christ help me deal with that fact?
What is the biggest thing God has done in my life?
Why should others consider accepting Him into their lives?