Deep water is scary. Deep water causes us to fear the unknown. Jesus wants us to go into the deep water because there we are no longer independent and we are scared of drowning. If something happens in the deep water, we can not take credit for it. In the deep water we are dependent on God. When we see someone come to know Christ or something miraculous happens, it has nothing to do with what we did but what God did through us and we can not take anything from that. All praise and honor and glory goes to God because of what He did by telling us to go into the deep water. We need to spread the gospel to every corner of the earth like a wildfire that eats everything in its path and cannot die.
Jesus said in Matthew 28:19, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Evangelism is part of what makes us a disciple. We do it out of obedience. We do it because we have a hunger for God and a desire for the Word of God. We do it because we have a passion that burns to see lost people saved. WE DO IT BECAUSE GOD SAYS TO DO IT!
Proverbs 11:30 says, the fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise. Who is going to witness to the lost? This is not about who gets the short end of the stick. This is not a roll of the dice. This is not “Abracadabra” and POOF! It happens. This is also not rocket science. If you call yourself a Christian…It is expected of you.