Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Feeling Like a Christian



I don't always feel like a "Christian."

We have this image that Christians are supposed to be invincible.

We have this image that Christians are supposed to be perfect.

We have this image that Christians are supposed to always have the up most confidence in their God.

We have this image that Christians are supposed to be..well, unstoppable. (or at least for my point-of-view)


But the truth is, no one is like that.
No one.
And no one will be.
Ever.

The only person who was perfect like that, was Jesus. And even He wept and got "emotional" at times. John 11:35 and Luke 19:41 tell how it was.

Our image of the ideal Christian is twisted. It's not about our strength; it's about our weakness. It's not about our ability; it's lack thereof. It's not about our spiritual fitness; it's about grace.


It's not about us. It's about God.

Being a Christian isn't about what you can do for God. It's about what God can do, through you. Our world should rotate around God and His will, not ourselves and our small-mindedness. Our entire purpose for being here is to be the salt and light of the earth. How can we do that on our own? If we could be the light of the world by ourselves, there wouldn't have been a reason for Jesus to come. We are the light because God shines through us. Not because we shine for God, not because of all the righteous things we do, not even because we're saved. We are light simply because of God Himself, and what He chooses to do through us.

So no, I don't always feel like a Christian. I am not enough to do all the things that God has for me to do. But He is. His grace is sufficient in me. And as long as I have that, I think I'll be just fine.

Have a great day and God bless. :]

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