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Saturday, March 10, 2012

because I'm confused.


I know what Christianity is about. At least I think I do. It's about being a little Christ, reflecting Him, loving others around me. But sometimes . . . I don't know. I still wonder what life is all about. Why am I here? 

I focus so much on pushing all the "bad stuff" away from me, all the stuff that I don't need in my life. That's good. I know that. But then I'm so into trying to get rid of this sin, and throwing away that sin, that I forget to actually bring Christ in more. I'm trying to battle the worldly things around me, I'm so concerned about that, and I forget that if I'm . . . okay, I really don't know how to explain this. I guess I'm at a loss of words. It still helps to type this out.

I just need to spend more time with Jesus. Spend more time connecting with Him, and really investing in the lives around me. I'm praying God would give me opportunities, that He'd open doors.

If you're a Christian, why are you a Christian?

9 comments:

  1. Question! When does you Amazon gift card giveaway end?

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  2. A very good topic for discussion =)
    I am a Christian because I am a sinner, and I need forgiveness, just like every other human being that has ever lived (save one.) I am also a Christian because when I heard that there was someone who gave their life for me, in such a terribly gruesome way, with even KNOWING me, I wanted to know more about and return that love in some way.

    I'm with you -- sometimes it feels like I'm focused just enough on getting rid of all the junk in my life, but not on spending time with Him. I've realized it;s more important to spend time with Him, though -- the rest comes more easily when I've been refreshed and renewed by His presence.

    Wow... I'm a blabbermouth :")
    xoxo,
    J

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  3. Wow. I was just thinking about this, this morning. Totally agree.

    eve @ essence of eve

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  4. Sometimes it is hard wondering why we are here and what our purpose for this life really is. I often wonder that many times- What is my purpose? But God has a special plan for all of us that nobody else can fill!

    You asked if I am a Christian, why am I a christian. Well, I am a Christian because I believed that I am a sinner and that I need to confess my sins so that I could go to heaven and live with God someday and escape the forever perishing in hell. I believe that God sent His only Son down to earth to die for me. We were sinful and we don't deserve a holy God sending His only Son to come down to pay a ransom for us to live with God forever with Him. We are sinful and God doesn't like when we sin, but when I asked for forgiveness I knew, and still know that when I became a Christian I can go to heaven and live with God in paradise for all eternity! God accepts me for who I am and forgives me and loves me even when I am so very wrong. I want to be a Christian because I believe what the Bible says and I believe that God truly exists and He did send His Son for me. If He loved me that much, why shouldn't I love Him in return? He sent His Son for me, the least I can do is show love to others and God through my life :) I also want to be a Christian since I believe that God died for me and I want to accept His gift of eternal life to live with Him in heaven and not have to perish in hell. And I want to be a Christian to also tell others about God and share Him with the world so all might be able to go to heaven and know the truth that God is the Creator and He did die for everyone!

    I find it so hard to be in a constant close relationship with God and not just get caught in the daily routine of going to church and doing devotions. It is hard for me to have the right motives and focus on keeping my relationship with God strong.

    I hope something I said helped you Kendra- if you ever need anything or any advice please feel free to email me at- britt7green@verizon.net I will be happy to email you about anything!! :) I hope that you have a wonderful Sunday!! Great post!! Sorry I wrote so much- I hope I didn't overwhelm you!! :{

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  5. Well, I'm Christian because of Christ. There's no one that is a Christian who hasn't become a Christian because of Christ. Jesus strikes us in different ways, trying to get us to grow closer to him. Bleurgh....I can't explain...my words are getting jumbled up...

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  6. I'm a Christian because I found out what Christ did for me, and there's no way I'd want to be in anyone else's hands. I've watched Him move in amazing ways, I've seen the power of prayer, I've witnessed what happens when His people rally for Him.

    And I love it.

    In Christ,
    Heidi

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  7. My reason for being a Christian? Britt captured it pretty well :)

    Let me tell you this, though,

    Your life is like a cup, and it's either filled with water (representing God) or it's filled with air (representing satan)The great thing is that when you're filled with water, it pushes out all of the air! When you earnestly seek Christ, recognizing that you truly can to NOTHING on your own, and are humbled, He fills you. So don't focus on pushing the bad stuff out, but focus on pulling the good stuff in.

    Hope that wasn't to confusing! :P
    ~Annie

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