Yep, people have their reasons for rejecting Christ and yes, some of it may be our fault. One of my prayers is I don’t cause shame to the Lord with my lifestyle or behavior. I don’t want to be the reason someone rejects Christianity. I’ll bet it happens often. Folks see us and think “No thanks.” When I do live “messy”, it reflects negatively on the faith. It also renders the consequences I don’t want.
Someone who rejects Christianity may do so because of the way Christians live and act.
I know we are not the only factor in people rejecting Christianity. In fact, The Christian Post says, there are other reasons like when God doesn’t answer people’s prayer the way he wanted them to answer it. I’ll bet there are tons of other reasons too.
Anyway, I don’t want to be one of the reasons someone rejects Christianity. That whole line of thinking prompted me to write this blog post: why someone rejects Christianity as a faith.
Excuse #1: “Christians are all messed up themselves. Why should I follow Jesus Christ?
My answer: Girl, I agree!!!! I am a ‘hot mess’ without the convicting power of the Holy Spirit and the power of His Word. Honestly, I’m still a little of a mess with Him living inside me. Yet, nothing like I was without Him. 🙂
I get better day by day.
See, as the Holy Spirit gives me the power to walk in authority over sin, I grow stronger in Him. I don’t ‘mess up’ as much. I am no longer a slave to sin; instead, I am more than a conqueror. I find that I don’t do the things I used to do; I don’t say the things I used to say and I have hope and peace I never had before!
The Word of God and the Holy Spirit are valuable tools for victory over sin.
Tools only work when you use them.
Here’s an example: imagine you lost an important document on a computer because you didn’t save it.
You could go around saying “Don’t use computers! They don’t work!” The reality is that you didn’t work the computer.
It’s the same with Christianity. You have to work the resources properly to live victoriously. Christians that don’t spend regular time with the Lord tend to do “messed up” things. Simple as that.
Can’t help but admit it…
I recognize some Christians have given God a bad “rep.”
Yes, you may have seen Christians regularly curse, be hateful, and act crazy without apologizing or repenting.
I’m sorry you witnessed that. The lesson for you is to keep your eyes on Jesus Christ and who He is in scripture.
Girl, don’t focus on people and what they do; because people will fail you every time. Why? Because they (like you) are all messed up! Especially when they don’t work the tools Jesus gave us to live victoriously!
We ALL need the Savior to make us whole in these “flesh and blood” bodies.
The good news is that you CAN be made whole in Him.
You can beat that addiction and master that sinful habit. Keep your eyes on the Author and Finisher of your faith – not me, him or her and you’ll be just fine.
Don’t reject what could be the best thing to ever happen to you because of struggling Christians. None are perfect. but all are striving. Try Jesus and watch your life be better than ever…if you work the tools.