Let’s talk Christianity. Sometimes I think it gets a bad rap. When you look at how the media and culture talk about us, there are some major misconceptions of what truly it means to follow Christ. Let’s go into detail below as to what being Christian REALLY is.
I’m a follower of Christ. Have we met?
I’m not judging you for your sin. I sin, too.
I’m going to love you no matter what.
I pray—a lot—and I’ve prayed for you.
I believe that God’s Word is truth.
No, I won’t take scripture out of context to fit your lifestyle.
I’m not living in the dark ages. I, too, enjoy good music (Sleeping at Last, Mumford and Sons!), movies (I watch PG-13- and R-rated movies, but I am choosy!) and books (Harry Potter, Hunger Games for the win!).
I struggle with sin as much as anyone else.
I get depressed, anxious and sad, too.
I can’t imagine a life without the hope that is found in Christ.
I don’t know scripture by heart. (I try really hard, though!)
I need quiet time. It’s not me being introverted; it’s where I feel the Holy Spirit the most.
If you need a shoulder to cry on, I’m here.
I won’t push my faith on you.
I will ask to pray for you because I love you and care for you.
I struggle with worldly desires a lot.
I struggle with giving to others, as that means I may not be able to afford the next iPhone.
I struggle to hear God at times…in those times, I yearn for Him even more.
I’ve cried out to God for help, literally cried.
My life isn’t perfect.
Worship to me is sacred. It’s where I can fully embrace the Spirit.
It doesn’t matter if your religion isn’t the same as mine—you’re welcome in my church.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a homosexual, bisexual or transgender—you’re welcome in my church.
I talk to God like I talk to my friends.
I get angry and impatient. It’s something I continue to work on day in and day out.
I have seen God work in me and through me. To see this change is overwhelmingly AWESOME. It’s powerful and beyond measure—the greatest thing anyone can ever experience. I want others to experience this life-altering way of life as well. This gift wasn’t free; it was given to us through Christ dying on the cross. This gift is that: a gift. I understand that and know that we all fall short of the glory of God, but through His grace, we are alive if we accept Him as our personal savior.
Are you ready to join me?