Sunday, October 9, 2011

Objects in the Mirror... Are not like how they Appear

In a world where everyday is a constant battle, I find it ever increasingly difficult to reason why people act the way they do. Over the last two weeks I have encountered more "Christians," than I feel I normally would. Now coming from a person who grew up in church and who professes to be a Christian herself, normally that would excite me, however lately I'm dissatisfied. Unfortunately two people come to my mind immediately on this subject. I will not name names or even recollect the situations but the bottom line is this. If you are going to profess, verbally, physically and emotionally that you are a Christian, that means you have taken on the responsibility of holding yourself to a higher standard. Obviously no Christian is perfect and trust me I am no saint myself, however these encounters I speak of have left me seriously questioning what our churches teach. As I explained to my mother, if you are going to be a closet Christian and never verbally profess your faith aloud, you have that right, however the minute you do, that means you are wanting me to know that you have a relationship with God and in that same breath you should understand that I will now form my opinion accordingly. Personally after a woman this week had the nerve to tell me all in one sentence, "Now I'm a Christian lady but you shut up and listen..." I am second guessing this world I live in. If she had never said that she was a Christian I would have cut her more slack, seeing as how she does not know of God and his Greatness, however now that she verbally claimed to be a Christian and know Christ I am disgusted that those words even came out of her mouth. This opened up a whole new can of worms for me. If I were a nonbeliever and I was near this conversation I would have said to myself, "Wow, so this is what that whole God thing is about? Holding yourself to a higher standard of decency and yet you openly project your voice to claim otherwise?" That would push me farther away from Christ than I already was. My point is this, know your surroundings and be careful before you openly claim a religious base of life, because the moment you do, now others hold you to a higher standard and trust me it is a big challenge but by no means a burden. Think about it....