Wednesday, October 6, 2010

When Others Don’t Walk the Talk

There are Christians in our workplaces that make a big deal about being a Christian, but then they don’t always walk the talk. Others notice it and may even make a remark to you if they know you are a Christian too. Has that ever happened to you? How do you handle it?

One thing we need to remember is that we never need to be ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus hasn’t failed; one of his followers has. So, don’t let this cause you to feel ashamed of being a Christian.

Don’t get caught in the trap of talking negatively about your Christian coworker. Take the focus off of his behavior and back to Jesus. You might say, “Christians are not perfect, and I’m sure there are things in my life that are not always pleasing to God. Please let me know when you see anything in me that disappoints you. You see, the great thing about Christianity is God freely forgives us and we can start fresh.”

Do you have other ways of coping with this issue?

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