John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. And this was his message: “After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” Mark 1:6-8 NIV
Most presentations which prepare an audience are made by an individual who is nicely attired, though in today’s more casual business environment, sometimes the attire of the orator is more dressed down. In making a presentation, though, most for sure will note their contribution to the success of that which is being presented to the audience.
Let’s have a look at John, and that which He presents. First, John wore clothing of camel’s hair, with a belt around his waist. Not that appealing one might say. Also, John put no emphasis on himself. In fact, he said he was not even worthy to unstrap the sandal of the One of whom he spoke. Why was John so different? It was because John wanted none of the focus on himself. The focus was to be on baptizing of those who wished to repent and confess their sins, and on the One forthcoming who would baptize in the Holy Spirit. This is the only way to truly be effective in making a preparation presentation. This is so as the preparation is not diluted in any manner by the one making the presentation, for their own benefit. John knew his mission in life, and he was filled with the Holy Spirit, and allowed nothing to deter him from being effective at his mission.
When you share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others, be sure that the entire focus is on Christ. Speak only of yourself as to what Christ has done for you. The aim of the presentation, the preparation, is that the one who hears the message has an open heart to the message presented. God will take care of the rest.