How It Got Started
I am a Christian...
Honestly, that wasn't something I would have ever thought would come out of my mouth to describe myself. Growing up in a non-Christian home, I never knew who God was except in those small incidences where the media would talk about him or the references that were made during Christmas. This might reflect how "old" I am, but it was brought to my attention that most kids are not aware of this fact when Christmas is in season. As shocking as that was to hear, the more I felt empowered to start this blog.
Living in the culture we do today, it's not too surprising that we try to be sensitive to the feelings of those around us, but at what cost? Are we supposed to live a life where we don't acknowledge our differences? Don't point out the faults in hopes that it be corrected? Or just assume that there is a human created entity that holds the power to control all things even though they are imperfect themselves? Now does this mean we are to be rude, obnoxious, narcissitic, and cruel to those that don't agree? Definitely NOT! However, it is written in 2 Timothy 1:24-26 (NIV):
"And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will."
There is always a way to have a conversation with someone when you recognize someone's actions or words do not follow the guidance of God. Does it take a lot of work on our part? Oh yes, but that's why we constantly ask God for guidance and support when doing this. In reality, we do more harm by just letting things go, thinking it doesn't affect me, than we realize. But alas, we are all human, and God recognizes that as well. That's why He accepts us for who we are, that's why He wants us to have a relationship with Him, and that's why I can proudly say...
"I am a CHRISTIAN!"