Christianity, what does that mean to you? Do you think of church members, do you think of people that say they believe in God, or do you think of people that say one thing and act a different way? See I have been struggling with the word and meaning of Christianity, or Christians, I know what some may be thinking “how can a pastor’s wife be struggling with the meaning of Christianity” don’t worry I am getting to that. I just wanted to share my struggles and my heart with you guys. So, keep reading and maybe by the end of this we will be on the same page, and you will understand me a little more.
I work with many different people, I work with people of different cultures, religions, and life styles. If we all think about the places that we work, we work around the same type of people. Simply different. As I get to know the people that I work with, the people that I have worked with, and the people that I encounter daily I find one thing in common, most everyone claims to be a Christian. Most people claim that they love Jesus and believe in God, or if they have a different religion that their religion is no different they that of a Christians. I don’t know if it is because of who my husband is and what he does for a living, or if it is because I tell everyone that I have a relationship with Jesus Christ and He is the reason I have life, that people feel the need to tell me that they are “Christians” or they believe in God, or my belief is no different than theirs, but the one thing remains is that they do not have a true relationship with Jesus Christ. How I know this is simple, their life does not reflect Christ. I understand that some people are going to be upset or offended with me saying that, but the truth is I don’t care. I am called to stand up for Christ, and to stand up for what I believe, and to live for Jesus Christ and that is what I am doing. So here is the truth, I am not a Christian, I choose not to be placed in the same category of anyone that claims to be a Christian and their life does not reflect that of Christ. No, I am not a Christian, I AM A BORN-AGAIN, FORGIVEN, FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST.
Did you hear that, I am not a Christian! I AM A BORN-AGAIN, FORGIVEN, FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST my life is not my own. I choose to stand up for Christ in this dark world, I choose to be different, and I choose to believe and follow the word of God no matter how many people say I am wrong. I am tired of being placed in the same category as the other “Christians” in this world, that clam to know my God but does not have a relationship with Him. I might be hated, disliked, beaten, unwanted, or killed for following Jesus Christ, but there is no other life that I want to live. This is the life that I choose. I choose to be different, I choose to stand out, and I choose to follow Christ no matter how hard it is.
Now I’m not saying that everyone that calms to be a Christian does not have a true relationship with Jesus Christ, but what I am saying that the ones that have a true relationship with Jesus Christ as I do, always say that they are followers Christ and they will live for him. THEY ARE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST, THEY ARE BORN-AGAIN, AND THEY ARE FORGIVEN. So as Christians that have been born again, let’s stop being in the same category as the world of “Christians”, it’s time we are classified as Born-Again Followers of Jesus Christ. If you are reading this and do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ and want to know more, well I am always here to talk. If you are reading this and I have offended you, then good! You should know that calling yourself a Christian will not get you into Heaven, saying you believe in God does not mean you have a true relationship with Jesus Christ, heck even demons believe in God (James 2:19). If you want to know more about having a true relationship with Christ I would love to talk to you. See my life is about winning people to Christ, I am a fisher of men and I want everyone to know the love that I have through Christ.
Please don’t feel like I am attacking anyone, I simply want to share the truth. I want everyone to be clear on the difference of a follower of Jesus Christ, and a person that clams to be Christians. I don’t want anyone to think that I will hate anyone that has a different belief than me, or a different lifestyle than me I am not that type of person. I choose to love everyone because He first loved me, I choose to talk to everyone without any hate or judgment in my heart because I was saved by grace and forgiven of my sins. My goal in life is to live like Christ and love the way God has loved me. But sometimes the truth hurts, and the truth is not easy but it has to be said.
I am proud to be a follower of Jesus Christ, and I am thankful for the life God has given me. Without a life in Him I would be dead, and I am alive because of the blood that Jesus Christ spilled for me. I AM BORN AGAIN FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST. The question is are you?