I wasted a lot of paper when I was writing this. It's so hard trying to put down the life of a Christian. This was actually a school assignment. We had to write an essay on something. I chose this.
Now, I am not talking about the name, I'm talking about Jesus Christ's followers. There is no description or detail that will tell you what His followers are suppose to look like. Anyone could be a christian, whether you're in all black, in all pink, look 'normal', or just downright weird. God doesn't discriminate, He loves everyone.
Some of you might think that christians are judgmental, superior, or hypocrites. Some are, but not all of them. Being a christian is something simple, yet hard. When you're a christian, nothing gets easier. In fact a lot of things get harder, but they are easier to handle and deal with.
A christian has to forgive people everyday, whether they like it or not. For instance, if someone smacks you, what do you think you should do? As a christian, you're expected to turn the other cheek, to forgive someone who has done harm to you. Can you imagine how hard that would be? My very first instinct would be to hit them back. The point is that christians are not perfect, far from it. We need to pray, pray, pray.
Prayer is not some boring thing that would take make you fall asleep. Prayer is how I talk to my best friend; how I explain all of my emotions and thoughts. It's just like speaking to another person, except better, greater. When I talk to God and I'm feeling rather low, He always makes me feel better. My God isn't something you have to see. Just like the sky isn't something you have to see for a blind person, to know it's real, it's there.
Life being a christian is not all about us, it's about serving God, loving God, and praising God. When I first heard that, I was like, "Really? Why would I want to do that?". The more I thought about it and prayed about it, the more I began to understand. It's kind of hard to explain, but I'll try anyway. One day, I was in the car a song came on. I don't remember what it was called, but the main message was that God made us a certain way. He made us in a way where we're designed to serve Him. We are designed to serve Him. It sounds crazy, but it's the reason why I feel so refreshed after serving God.
One thing christians have to do is help others and try to nudge them toward Jesus. We wouldn't beat your head with a bible or anything, just simply give our opinion on different matters. To be quite honest, though, sometimes I have felt like beating some people in the head with a bible, just to knock some sense into them. As tempting as that sounds, I know that christians are supposed to be loving. God wants us to know it is not our job to judge, correct, or lead others. Don't judge, because God is the ultimate judge and He will judge them fairly. Don't correct, because only God truly knows what needs correcting. Don't lead, because that's Jesus' job, He will lead them to God. We are just mere tools that He uses to get the job done, but if we are to confront someone, then we are to do it in love.
There are still so many things I could tell you about being a christian. Mainly because there is so much to learn, so much to know in order to be a christian. Instead of giving you a sermon, which would take up a lot of time, I'm just going to sum it up to four main elements that are important to being a christian. You need to love, pray, forgive, and have faith in God, because He loves us more than we can imagine. Christians don't try to be God, the just follow Him.
"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me.
Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how
to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me - watch how I
do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything
heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep the company with me and you'll
learn to live freely and lightly."
(Matthew 11: 28 - 30)