Every week I go through the “Girl Talk” section of Project Inspired and look for those seeking advice and counsel. I want to help answer some questions you may have about living out your Christian walk of faith and any miscellaneous topics! We want PI to be a safe place where you can ask questions and become bold in your faith. We love you, PI readers!
This week, a PI Girl wanted to ask if she is too strong of a Christian when it comes to dating and even regarding her family. She loves to pray and wanted to ask if she is worshiping God too much. Is there such a thing as being overly Christian?
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Regarding being overly Christian, I don’t think that there is such a thing as worshiping God too much, but we need to have a balance in life. We need to go to school, work, take care of bills and family responsibilities. Of course, it would be nice to worship 24/7, and technically you could in your waking hours, possibly while you work or go to school, but that is what we will be doing in eternity (Revelation 19:6-7).
Heaven is where the worship and fellowship will never cease and that is where the glory of the Lord will be eternally. It is exciting to think of endless praise in heaven and we can worship as much as possible on earth, but we also have to handle earthly duties (John 3:12).
Be not overly righteous, and do not make yourself too wise. Why should you destroy yourself? (Ecclesiastes 7:16)
We do want to put God first and we know that when we do, all those things we need shall be added unto us. In addition, when we delight ourselves in the Lord, He will give us our desires, which are shaped into His desires (Psalm 37:4). I’m not saying don’t always pray and stop worshiping—actually, the Bible says to “pray without ceasing”—but we also need to use wisdom on how we act around other nonbelievers and don’t want to come off as religious or self-righteous.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Everyone is in a different place and season in their relationship with Christ, so we want to be balanced and not overly spiritual. Jesus says to be “salt and light” because He doesn’t want us to misrepresent Him and gently wants us to be that light to produce a thirst in others. Just like if you pour too much salt on a meal it is ruined, we must sprinkle in the truth to people in love, not dump-truck on them.
You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. (Matthew 5:13)
We are to sprinkle and lightly season different situations and relationships, not overdo it, because it will ruin it or can come off with a foul taste.
PI Girls, what do you think about being a extreme Christian? We can be zealous for the Lord, but always want to be a healthy believer, amen? What are your thoughts? Comment below!
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