When you try to “prove” your God experiences, you are almost certainly setting yourself up for failure. There is, however, a far more effective way to share such experiences: remember that your audience has a human spirit too.

I found in my own professional career, it is far more effective to share spiritual my experiences openly rather than attempt to “prove” them. Critics may claim that they are nothing but subjective, delusional and self-induced hallucinations.

Most people are very interested in hearing about such experiences. The reason is that the human spirit bears witness with the truth of what is being shared. Anyone listening to a spiritual experience will be drawn to it as the Holy Spirit confirms it to their spirit.

Often the Holy Spirit uses these stories to open people’s hearts to the supernatural. It may cost professional credibility and, in an extreme case, your career. But God never takes anything from us without replacing it with something far greater and far more wonderful. History is full of professional people who were believers who have had extraordinary experiences.

I have learned to trust the Lord and be vulnerable with the stories. Deep down every person — believer or not — knows that there is more to life than the physical world. This explains our cultures obsession with aliens, fantasy stories and superheroes. We love the idea that some people may have superhuman abilities. We are more than just entertained by it, we are drawn to it because something deep within us bears witness with the supernatural realm.

Without supernatural power, Christianity is reduced to a set of laws and a list of principles. But God is not contained by human philosophies and externalized religion. He is the creator of the universe and the lover of our souls. Every human being on the planet has been designed to have a relationship with Him. We, therefore, do not need to be embarrassed about the gospel. We can confidently and openly share God’s love, and His powerful dealings with human beings, with any person we meet.