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Have you considered being a Soulwinner? It's not really a title or an office, just something in which God places high value. After all God paid a high price for the salvation of the lost and He is well pleased when we lead someone to His Son.
Proverbs 11:30 says, "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise." This verse in Proverbs makes a statement about wisdom. An emphasis on wisdom is highlighted in Proverbs and wisdom is also defined in Proverbs. "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding." Proverbs 4:7. God says that a soul winner is wise and wisdom is the principal thing for the believer.
How does a Christian go about winning souls? You can't know who will be won to Christ because God still handles the hard part through the work of the Holy Spirit. True conviction of the lost condition of the recipient of the gospel is the work of the Holy Spirit, but God allows us the privilege of getting in on the process. In Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 we get an understanding of the process. "Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth." You can't know the condition of the hearts of those you offer the gospel. Verse 3 says, "If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth:" We have no lack of material to offer the lost. Verse 3 continues, "and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there shall it be." Wherever the gospel lands, that's where it should be. Verse 4 says, " He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap." If we consider circumstances when, where and how we sew the seed we can become paralyzed in analysis and won't act. Observing circumstances, peoples opinions or any other distraction keeps the Christian from soul winning. Verses 5,6 say, "As thou knowest what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all. In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether both shall be alike good".
Jesus Himself was a soul winner. His next to last act was to win a soul to Himself. Luke 23: 40-43 says, "But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost thou not fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our own deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day thou shalt be with me in paradise," It was important to Jesus, even in the anguish and suffering, to win a soul to Himself. Soul winning is often inconvenient. It's often uncomfortable. You may be criticized by both the lost and the brethren. How you do it may be criticized. Why you do it may be questioned. But, all of that comes from the unwise. " he that winneth souls is wise".
Daniel 12:3 says, "and they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever."