Many of you who have read my blog know that my faith is a HUGE part of my life. I base everything that I am on my relationship with Jesus Christ. I try to treat people how I think Jesus Christ would have treated them when He was here. My life verse is 1 Peter 3:15…
“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect”
Gentleness and respect. How often do we see Christians forget that? I’ll let you answer that because I’m sure you’ll be able to give many examples. Today’s post is an apology to those that have been offended by Christians. I’m sorry for how you’ve been treated. I’m sorry if you’ve been disrespected. Yes, there is a hint of frustration in my words today because I’ve personally been affected by behavior that embarrasses me as a Christ follower and I want to apologize to everyone out there if you’ve been treated poorly by someone that believes in God.
More than anything, what I’ve recently been witnessing has motivated me to be more outspoken in my faith…not to those that don’t believe in God…but to those that do. I understand that we as believers are called to “witness” to those that don’t know Him, but you’re not going to be successful if you can’t get your own house in order. I plead with other Christians out there…BE UNIFIED. God is the common thread we all have. Trust your faith and don’t let pride get in the way. Yes, we are human and WILL make mistakes. When that happens, be humble and apologize!
There was motivation behind this post today and if the people that I’m speaking to happen to read this, I hope they stop talking and start listening. Bryan Willmert recommended a great movie to watch…Lord Save Us From Your Followers. I watched it last night and I couldn’t help but smile because it was the thing that I needed to see. I know that I’m going to be more mindful in how I treat people because I am passionate about sharing why I believe what I believe and sincerely hope that everyone I meet can get a taste of it and decide for themselves if it’s something they want to believe.
Thanks for stopping by and if I’ve offended you in the past…I’m sorry.