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I’m a Christian, Do You Really Know Me?

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?

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10 Comments

  1. sophie12

    Posted by sophie12 on September 29, 2014 at 18:03

    This is amazingly put I love it well done

  2. Gabigale16

    Posted by Gabigale16 on August 6, 2014 at 06:31

    Beautifully put! Thanks for sharing! <3

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by Demitries on July 27, 2014 at 21:13

    Judged by being labeled happens to everyone.
    I think if you pray to God to change hearts of hurtting people, he would give you a chance to tell the people they are loved by a might God.

  4. raybob

    Posted by raybob on July 22, 2014 at 14:48

    YES!

  5. Lexi7

    Posted by Lexi7 on July 21, 2014 at 14:18

    this is awesome 🙂

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by chelsea_lynae9 on July 17, 2014 at 21:20

    AMEN. This captures my life and thoughts so well.

  7. Jesus_chick_529

    Posted by Jesus_chick_529 on July 17, 2014 at 21:12

    thank you!!!

  8. lindsaypederson1

    Posted by lindsaypederson1 on July 15, 2014 at 19:31

    This is literally my favorite poem of all time.

    WHEN I SAY, “I AM A CHRISTIAN”
    When I say, “I am a Christian”
    I’m not shouting, “I’ve been saved!”
    I’m whispering, “I get lost sometimes
    That’s why I chose this way”

    When I say, “I am a Christian”
    I don’t speak with human pride
    I’m confessing that I stumble –
    needing God to be my guide

    When I say, “I am a Christian”
    I’m not trying to be strong
    I’m professing that I’m weak
    and pray for strength to carry on

    When I say, “I am a Christian”
    I’m not bragging of success
    I’m admitting that I’ve failed
    and cannot ever pay the debt

    When I say, “I am a Christian”
    I don’t think I know it all
    I submit to my confusion
    asking humbly to be taught

    When I say, “I am a Christian”
    I’m not claiming to be perfect
    My flaws are far too visible
    but God believes I’m worth it

    When I say, “I am a Christian”
    I still feel the sting of pain
    I have my share of heartache
    which is why I seek God’s name

    When I say, “I am a Christian”
    I do not wish to judge
    I have no authority
    I only know I’m loved

    ©1988 Carol Wimmer All Rights Reserved

  9. LivelaughRich

    Posted by LivelaughRich on July 14, 2014 at 20:26

    I was definitely nodding at basically all these characteristics. Remembering these things about ourselves is a great way to help us put our role as Christian girls into perspective. Especially when we are making friends with and witnessing to non-Christ followers.

  10. Project Inspired

    Posted by JesusFreakAshley8597 on July 13, 2014 at 17:21

    Amen!! I’m not going to hate people for sin because we are all sinners including me, but we also can’t pretend sin does not exist.