By our desire to please ourselves in whatever manner we like, from the way we party, to the way we gossip, our actions hinder God’s desire to reach the world. Christ called us to be His hands and feet in order to impact the world, but He meant that in a positive way…
“I’m not ready to share the Gospel.” “I don’t know how to talk about Jesus to my friends.”
I’ve come to realize that much of the American view of Christianity lies completely in self.
Walking in Christ’s footsteps doesn’t lead one down paths of meadows with butterflies lighting on one’s nose, but through real life with real pain, sorrow, joy, happiness, tears, ecstasy, and despair.