Always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence. -I Peter 3:15
I heard some un-churched friends the other day talking about some of my friends in my church. They were talking about how everything seems to go so well for Christians, they always seem happy, and always seem to have great relationships. Then one of them asked, “I wonder if it’s all just an act. If they just pretend everything is awesome.”
People that aren’t living for God can very easily get into a mindset that Christians never have any problems and that they’re perfect. Then they look at their own lives and think, “I’ll never measure up, or never be able to live a life like that.” They think they’re too far removed from God for Him to do anything good in their lives.
I thought about that a lot, and the I Peter 3:15 came to mind. As Christians, I recognized that people should be seeing our lives and recognize that they’re different.
So, “Is it all just and act?”Do Christians just fake being happy? Fake having good relationships?
Not at all, but that doesn’t mean the Christian life is perfect and we never go through any tough times or struggles. In fact, we go through the same situations anyone else does in life.
It’s our faith in a faithful God that gets us through anything and gives us a life we never dreamed possible.
You can have the same hope we do. Your life doesn’t have to be an act, doesn’t have to be perfect, and your life definitely doesn’t have to be miserable.
If you’ve been watching Christians and seeing their lives, and all you can do is be judgemental and think it’s all an act, and yet you’re living a miserable life, I’m here to tell you that God can do the same thing in your life that he’s done in mine, my friends, and the people you think are faking it.
I’d encourage you to read my imperfect story and then ask God to show Himself to you in your life. It’ll be the first step to a life of Hope, peace, & joy you’ve never experienced before. Instead of being judgemental of Christians who seem to be living a life you’d like to live, why not be open and ask God to do what He’s done in their life, in your life. Go for it, and don’t look back, you won’t regret it!