I came across this quote and instantly thought of the Scripture from John 15
How true is it, that for the majority of the time, we can feel socially awkward when around certain people. Like we are the odd ones out, or it just seems like we stick out like a sore thumb
So many times, I have excused myself from social gatherings, or events, because another person has decided that I was the next point of conversation in picking apart my faith
Yet, talking about my faith, compared to religion, is never the issue. It’s when people assume that Christianity is boring compared to what the ”world” offers, that’s when the conversation can take a turn for the worst. But, it’s up until the other party gets nasty, that I am happy to engage in whatever direction the “Q&A” of my life takes
However, I have seen the ”world” tell me that I am part of a cult. The ”world” tells me that my “religion” start wars. The ”world” tells Christians – every day – to either renounce their faith, or die. It does make you think though, that if something is so wrong, why does it have to be denied?
It is hard to be a Christian in our lifetime because to put it simply – satan hates us. So, the ”world” hates us with a passion
I have been called every name under the sun, and I have been disowned because of my love for Jesus, but I still feel blessed
As I child, I always wanted to be different – to stand out and not be compared to the next person. The only difference today is that I am now rebellious within this world, for Jesus
I take a stand for my faith, and no one will change that. Is that true rebellion? Probably not in the scheme of things, but I am hopelessly in love with the One who saved my soul, and that does go against the grain in society – but honestly, I’m ok with whatever direction that takes because I will never compromisee my faith
”The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you.” John? ?15:19?