Wow, I was hoping I could find another person on this forum just like me!
One of the reasons I am a writer is because every time I open my mouth, I sound foolish. So, the written word is the way God prefers that I communicate.
Case in point, I had a friend of a neighbor who once asked me, "You're a Christian, right?"
"Why yes. Yes, I am," I replied.
And I left it at that, without any explanation or a word about why it was that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior and that I am in desperate need of Him every day.
So, don't feel bad. Whatever medium you feel comfortable in is where God will lead you— no bull horn needed.
One thing that will make it easier is to assume that everyone is saved. That's because the majority of people in the world consider themselves good, spiritual, and on their way to heaven.
So, you could say to a friend or co-worker, "I've known you for a while now and I sense that you are a good, spiritual person. I'm trying to get closer to God and am wondering if you have any advice on that?"
And just see what they say. It should take less than about thirty seconds to know where they stand. And just brace yourself for some really odd replies.
When you hear those crazy answers, you may say something like, "But what about John 3:16?" And at that point, you open the Bible app on your phone and share what you've learned about the Gospel.
I've never led anyone in the "sinner's prayer" doing that. But at least most people now know that I'm a follower of Christ. And yes, I am a bit more isolated because of it.
The good news is, I think God may finally promote me to the position of janitor when I get to heaven.