Introduction and Thoughts On Being A Hypocritical Christian

I've been putting this off for quite a while. Mostly because I never could gather enough cohesive thoughts to put something together that I thought would be captivating enough to grab the interest of readers. But then I thought about how silly that is. I created my blog to talk about my personal experience with God on a daily basis, so how could I not have a thousand things to write about?! This first post will be an introduction to my blog; a post to share with you what I want this experience to be all about.
First and foremost, I think it is important that you all know that I am a follower of Christ. Even more importantly, you should know that I am completely imperfect. There are days that I feel like I'm doing everything wrong. Like I'm setting a terrible example for Christians and setting myself up to be labeled a hypocrite. But love has saved me from all of that. Not that my salvation is an excuse to mess up as much as I please, or that I shouldn't be concerned with the example I'm setting for other Christians. But love, real [unconquerable] love, has set me free from the heavy chains of guilt. If that isn't something to give praise for, then I don't know what is!
So what does it mean to be a follower of the Savior of the world?
Here's what I think:
I think that it means that we are the salt and the light of the world. But what the heck does that mean? A quick glance at Matthew 5:13-16 should clear that up.
I think that it means that we are to love fiercely and unconditionally. I say this because our good works bless others, but what good are they if we are selfishly motivated? How would someone feel if they found out that the "good works" you did for them weren't really for them at all, but just to show off so that you would receive praise? Love is the greatest commandment. The Bible tells us that our works are nothing without love. 1 Corinthians 13
I think that it means that we are supposed to live fearlessly. What good is it to the world if we cower in a corner, unwilling to share the great gift we have received because we are afraid of being judged or ridiculed? GOD is on our side. So why in the world should we ever be afraid? Mark 16:15 Psalm 27:1
And finally, I think that being a Christian means that we are to pursue God in everything that we do. After all, He created us. Wouldn't He know what is best for us if we just ask Him? God is love, God is perfect, and God is forgiving. And I believe, above all, that He is truth. God's gonna take care of us. We just have to ask for His direction, and pursue the desires of His heart, and He'll take care of the rest. Matthew 6:26
I wonder if you're noticing a pattern here? I believe in LOVE. Real love. Funnily enough, that's one of my biggest struggles. I struggle to really love the hypocrites and the mean-hearted. But doesn't that make me a hypocrite? Yup.
My name is Mallory, and I'm a [forgiven] hypocrite.


eileen daigle said...

love this Mallory!

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