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Authentic Christians

Posted on: 7-15-112012

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in you…” 1 Peter 3:15

The Scriture above tells us that we should always be ready to tell others about the hope that is in us…and that hope can only come from the Lord! What we need to realize is that it’s not only the words that we speak that influence others, but it’s also the way that we live that influences others. We, as Christians, have to live authentic lives. Note that I didn’t say perfect lives, but authentic lives. Often, we try to hide all of our faults, weaknesses, struggles, and frustrations because we think everyone expects us to have it all together all the time. In reality, this life is impossible! So, when we set those expectations up for ourselves, we set ourselves up for failure. Also, the people we are trying to minister to and reach for Christ don’t really want perfection…they want genuiness! If we pretend everything is perfect, we may make them feel like failures because their lives are not perfect! Also, they can learn so much about walking with Christ by watching us walk through our trials and tribulations. So, be honest with those you’re trying to reach for Christ…swallow your pride if you have to, but just be real!

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