We live in such a way that no one will stumble because of us, and no one will find fault with our ministry – 2 Corinthians 6:3 NLT.
Lately I have been a bit concerned about how much it is becoming difficult to evangelize in the society we live in. Winning people over to Christ is becoming more difficult by day and you can hardly utter anything about Christ without somebody reminding you of the gimmicks that are happening in the so-called churches nowadays. This makes it so hard to make a person see reason because the biggest challenge comes with the fact that both true and false churches use the same Bible, preach about the same Jesus, albeit with manipulation for the latter.
A person who does not know Christ unfortunately cannot discern, they cannot tell what is really true and what is not and their judgement is based solely on what they see and the word of mouth. I have been asking God about how exactly is the true church supposed to act now, how do we make people see the difference, what is really expected from us now with everything that is going on?
With personal experience I have come to realize that to the world what we say as children of God hardly matters anymore, rather it’s what we do that does. Our lifestyle, behaviour and character minister to people more than our words ever will. For an example, my colleagues hardly say anything about my Christianity when I talk to them about Christ, but they have a lot to say when I do something that to them seems out of the ordinary.
I have also realized that unbelievers tend to do a follow-up on a Christian’s behaviour just to check if you practice what you preach; they are very quick to see and point out if a Christian is doing wrong. Our deeds minister more than our words to many and it is high time that we work on character as Christians. Let not your misconduct be the reason why someone misses God. For the sake of the Gospel, it is time that we as the children of God pay more attention to our conduct, character and behaviour. It is the light in us, the good conduct that will cause people to know our God.
For the sake of the Gospel, it is time that we as the children of God pay more attention to our conduct, character and behaviour