Have you ever thought about what you are doing with your life? How you are living every moment? Do you think about the people watching you? Do you even care? Is it all about me and how I feel?? Are Christians raising the banner of Christ high or are we smashing His work on the cross to a mere religion that no one else wants to follow?
I got a really neat job this summer, but I must say it has opened my eyes to one major flaw with Christianity. We far too often lose our witness to unsaved people because we do stupid things. I work with the coolest people, but half of them aren’t Christians. Mind you they are some of the awesomest people I know and it saddens me to know they aren’t going to spend eternity in Heaven (At least not at this point), but honestly I don’t blame them. The only Christian’s they have been exposed to besides my mom and I have been rude, have ruined marriages, live lives of selfish indulgence, and are far worse people then they are. Why in the world would they want to be a Christian?
I am not perfect by any sense of the word, but it has given me so much motivation to be on my toes and make sure I am always being kind and watching what I say and do–you seriously never know who’s watching you and who might not become a Christian because of something you do. And it kills me that my ability to witness to them has been reduced to zero because other “Christians” who have come before me and burned the bridge. Maybe it’s the receptionist on the phone or the waiter at dinner or the guy at the checkout line in the grocery store..your five minutes of interaction could be enough to deter them from Christ. Or maybe it’s your decision to drink, cuss, smoke, have sex, live like you want..do you give others a second thought? Or are you too consumed in your Christian liberty and your time schedule that you have to be rude, cater to your needs, and do what you want. Even if that means abandoning biblical principles.
So think about it..Christ commanded us to go out into all the world and make disciples. (Matt 28) Are we doing that? Or are we squandering our mission to satisfy our sinful desires and selfish tendencies? I am going to work on this as I continue to reach out to the people I work with and in the fall my college campus–will you?
Just a thought..