Sometimes God puts a person in your path and tells you to introduce that person to Him. After all, He created them and loves them. Sometimes this dear human being is glad to meet God. Sometimes they want nothing to do with Him. Sometimes they seem indifferent. Sometimes they are curious, but go on their way.
God might put this person in your path on another occasion. So you get to talk to them again about God and answer their questions. Sometimes you even get to see God save someone. Sometimes you find out about it later.
But sometimes you never see this someone again, and you never know what your words did. You never know if they went back to God after you introduced Him.
I’ve had this last experience twice. I told someone about God, they were somewhat receptive and discussed things with me, and then I never saw them again. I have prayed for them every single day since then. At first I asked God to let me know how it went. But He said no.
“But I want to know. May I have the tiniest clue? A tiny inkling, may I have that?”
“No, My child.”
“Will I ever know how it went? Will I ever know in this life?”
“Does that matter?”
“Do you trust Me?”
So then I learned. I may never know in this life, but that’s okay. It is God’s job to know. One day in Heaven I will know, but it is God’s job to know the whole time.
Every once in a while I talk to God about it. I tell Him that I’m okay with not knowing. But if He’d like to share, I’m all ears whenever He feels like it. At this point, I imagine He just smiles. Then I ask Him to keep an eye on these people. I know that He watches them whether I ask Him to or not, but I feel better talking to Him about it. Sometimes God brings up these verses: “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.” (I Corinthians 3:6-7)
This is God’s business. He gives the increase.
In this life, I may never know.
But God knows.