Ask yourself three questions. I’ll do the same.
1. Am I a poser Christian?
2. Am I always trying to impress the people around me?
3. Am I comfortable with who God has created me to be?
As I sit here in my local coffee shop and drink my iced-vanilla latte (a real manly drink), I’ve begun to look around me and wonder what type of lifestyle I am portraying as I sip my de-caffeinated beverage.
I’ve already noticed a few people walk through the entrance, and immediately stare at the bibles on my table with a dumfounded look upon their face. In fact, one lady even gave me a little, “Pfff” , then rolled her eyes as she made her way to the nearest barista. As faithful and holy as I want to claim to be, I wont try to hide that insecure thoughts have now begun running through my head. Hey, I’m human…
Satan Has Me Thinking: “Maybe I should put my bibles away so I don’t make people feel uncomfortable.” Or, ”Maybe I should go to a different coffee shop where the tables are more secluded.”
Instantly I’ve snapped out of my insecure trance and said, “NO!” This is exactly why I am writing this post… So that people who claim to follow Jesus will actually start acting like it, regardless of who they are surrounded by. The title of this post is ”Poser Christianity,” and as silly as the title may sound, I want to make sure that my life portrays a living, and breathing example of Jesus Christ and not some washed out 1/2 crafted replica.
TRUTH: Maybe I should just be who God created me to be and stop making excuses as to why I should be someone else. Maybe I should care less about the shallow opinions of some coffee drinking soccer mom, and only focus on the opinion that matters. God’s.
WHY? Because! Since the day I was born, God set aside a place for me in His kingdom. My calling is to walk like Jesus walked, talk like He talked, and serve like He served. I’m sick and tired of our generation being sick and tired. Be who God has called you to be, and not who the world wants you to be.
Even as I continue to write this there is a battle for my heart that wages every single day. No matter where I am writing, tweeting, or posting, the world will try to pull me one way, while the truth of The Gospel moves to lead me the right way. It’s a battle that we must prepare for every day of our lives. And regardless of your past, you can make a change today for the better of your future.
Poser Christianity is an epidemic I believe to be sweeping across churches around the world. Don’t let someone who is infected by it give it to you.
- Jarrid Wilson