I have realized that one reason I don't evangelize more is that I don't see others as God sees them. I neither share God's sadness at their lost condition, nor his love towards them as his creatures. Mack Stiles in his encouraging book on evangelism, Marks of the Messenger: Knowing, Living and Speaking the Gospel, writes that "It's notable that scriptural directions for sharing our faith in the New Testament are often coupled with directions to correct our views of people." He cites the examples of the disciples' amazement that Jesus would talk with a woman from Samaria, and how Peter at first resisted bringing the gospel to Gentiles. "Re-invisioning those around us is of the first order in healthy evangelism," he concludes.
So I ask myself, "How do I need to adjust my view of the unreached near me, to bring it in line with God's view of them?"