Have you ever heard these comments or misunderstandings about being a Christian?
Comment #1 – Christianity Just Isn’t Solving my Problems
I have. It comes because of a misunderstanding about what is Christianity. If you became saved expecting Christianity to solve all of your problems when it doesn’t happen you say, “Christianity just isn’t working for me.”
We don’t become a Christian to get God to work for us.
We don’t become a Christian to subconsciously use God, instead we become a Christian because we want to walk with God.
Comment #2 – Christianity is Just too Hard to Live Out
I have said this myself many times. What’s the problem? God did not save us to live Christianity out. When we approach Christianity as a moral code to live out it is always too hard. If Christianity is wearing you out it’s not because of Jesus. It’s because you are not walking with Jesus but for Jesus.
We don’t become a Christian to be moral, pure, holy, or what we can do for Him.
We become a Christian to walk with God.
Comment #3 – Christianity is Just not Providing the Blessings I Thought Would Come
Jesus is not how we get the treasure, He is the treasure.
We don’t follow God for His allowance but because He alone is our reward.
We become a Christian to Know God.
Christianity can help us with problems, living, and stuff but that is not why we become Christians. We should never promise these things to people as a reason to get saved, if those things happen great. The reason we become Christians is to know the Father and to walk with Him. This is a promise that we can pursue and He will fulfill. Let’s change our for to a with.
“The gospel is not how we get to heaven it’s how we get to God.” – John Piper.