In a group of 10 people, 9 will be affiliated with Christianity, making Christianity the leading religion in the world today. However, how much of us have experienced some situation that someone professes to be a Christian but their character and attitude depicts the opposite? Yes, we all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and yes, no one is without sin. Will that be the excuse of the ages for their misdemeanor and contradicting character?
Jesus is the profession of the Christian faith, his character was humble, selfless, he loved unconditionally, kind, caring and all the adjectives that describe one of noble character. Yet, there are some Christians that are selfish, boastful, merciless, and arrogant. A total contradiction to the character of Christ. The people who encounter these self professed “Christians” with immoral character, despises the church and dismiss any programs, activities are even visits by others of the denomination. Still, we wonder why so many hate the church, or religion?
Who we are is not reflected by the words we say, instead it is the character and attitude we demonstrate.
“Words are but a mist in the wind, actions are a true reflection of words declared”
Therefore, if one announces that they are a Christian, they should exude the radiant character of Jesus. Their actions should reflect Christ beyond the walls of the sanctuary. One must be able to identify that they are a Christian because of the character they have. Often times, the life you live is only testimony that someone will ever see of Jesus Christ, and it is your duty to be stewards of God.
In whatever aspect of your life, whatever you declare to be whether Christian, Muslim, Hardworking, Loving, Selfless or otherwise; ensure that your actions and character reflect what you want others to perceive you to be.