Contrary to what the title of this blog implies, there is no such thing as a comfortable Christian. Now, before you roll your eyes and close out of this blog thinking I’m going to preach to you on a soap box about how everyone needs to start throwing Bibles at random people on the street, hear me out.
I struggle so much. I struggle in my relationship with my family, as I try to be the best daughter and sister I possibly can be. I struggle in my friendships, as I have the tendancy to forget to close my mouth and just listen. I struggle with myself, as I am most definitely my own worst enemy. And finally, I struggle in my relationship with God, as I feel like I am constantly trying to win His heart by being what a “good” Christian should be. Out of all of these relationships I worry and stress over though, I realize only one will fix the rest. And that’s my relationship with God.
You see, it’s not about abstaining from sex, or drinking, or drugs, or cussing, or greed, or whatever else everyone is using as a scale of how “good” of a person they are. Sure, those things are important too, and I’ll be the first to say it. In fact, I can guarantee you I will write a blog about one of them in the near future, but there is something far more important, and that is who you are. It’s how you respond when your best friend calls you crying because she doesn’t love herself, it’s what you do when you see someone in need, it’s the lightness of heart you show to those who are lost in their own darkness, and it’s how you constantly chase after a relalationship with God and don’t give up. That says everything. That reveals so much more than what your mouth can say.
So don’t be a comfortable Christian. Take a stand and go out of your comfort zone. Tonight I received a message that shook me inside. It reminded me of who God has been calling me to be since I gave my life over to him, and that I can make a difference right now. I can make an impact on someone just they way I am. I genuinely believe it was a gentle reminder from God telling me to not settle into the norm. Don’t put on a show so you can appear holy, that’s not what being a Christian is about. Be active. Be bold. Be humble. Speak your mind. Show kindess. Because honestly, there’s a problem if people only know your a Christian by your Facebook.
‘Til next time, “Preach the gospel at all times, if necessary use words.”