I remember having a conversation with a friend of mine who despite having attended a Christian school with Bible classes and chapel's I could see that Christianity did not really interest him. So at some point during our conversation I asked him, “Do you believe in God?”
He took a second and looked at me as that question was just out of the blue and was a much deeper topic compared to our usual conversations. He told me he didn’t, and after a long talk I had come to realize what his issue was. His issue was that he saw many people as so-called “Christians” who behaved a certain way while in our Christian communities, but another way when they were outside of them.
He said that it was as if they were living a double life and only acted “good” because they had to, when in reality, the way they really were was so different and to him it seemed like all the “christianity” they had was fake. As much as this was a surprise to me, I understood what he said, and I understood where his issue with Christianity stems from.
We as Christians are not perfect, but we must strive our best to always represent Christ, that our lives would be able to represent what Chrisitianity is and not make our actions steer away from Christ.
We need to live lives as Paul states in 1 Thessalonians chapter 2 verse 12, “live lives worthy of God”
Always strive to represent Christ well as you never know who may be looking.
Are you living a life worthy of God?