Why is it that many of us Christians, followers of Christ, children of the God most high, are honestly so pathetic in our walk with him?
We are constantly angry, constantly screaming, full of jealousy, being hateful to others, so negative, not giving, not willing to forgive, not respectful to authority, so self centered (what can they do for me) and on and on.
Sadly, some in the secular world display more Christ like qualities than many of his own followers.
How can we change the world in the name of Christ when we can’t even change ourselves?
And if we can not change ourselves then do we truly know his power to change? Do we truly know his light?
And if we do not know the true power of his light then there is no way we could ever change ourselves let alone change the world through him.
For it is him that will change us and change the world as he flows through us into the outside world.
For we are to not just focus on going to heaven but bringing heaven down to earth so that others might see it.
But honestly what the outside world sees in is is something that unfortunately may not appeal to them because of the false way we display our walk with Christ.
Sure, we as Christians mess up every now and then, for we are not perfect. But to constantly not reflect his light, his character outward to the world is a serious issue for those that should be as he is.
If we are not like him in a regular constant flow to the world and getting more like him as the days go on then we have to begin to question if we actually know Christ not as an outsider but as an insider. Are we truly a follower of Christ, not just an obsessive fan?
Are we really one with him? Are we really one of his children?
We can talk about Christ all we want and post those nice “I’m For Christ” post but if we don’t live it, display it, reflect it then who are we trying to kid, ourselves?
For the world sees us and knows a phony when they see one.
And of course we ain’t fooling God, that’s for sure!
I don’t know. Maybe it’s just a maturity issue with us Christians.
We will still be like the world until we figure out how Christ can change us, then let him change us, then we can change the world by how we are living in him, how he is living in us.
Let us all in Christ grow up in him as best we can.
And if you think I’m pointing my judgment finger at others, well I’m just speaking truth to others as well as myself for I am just as guilty of not living fully in him, as well as everyone else.
We can all improve our connection to him and we can all improve being Christ like.
It’s a life long plan. Some will do great while others simply will not get it.
Oh lord, let me see the error of my ways. Let me truly get it. Let me get you and only you!