The issue that many Christians have, especially when they are first starting out is disappointment at some point along the way.
This disappointment usually stems from the downside of the spiritual high that a new Christian experiences, but is rooted in a couple of different factors along the way.
First, many new Christians find themselves disappointed because of friends they may have who are not Christians. These friends tend to play the part of making someone feel as if they have made a mistake, trying to explain that there is no fun in being a Christian. The truth is, many of them are jealous of the fact that their friend has found something to take the place of the ‘old’ way of life.
The second factor is when the new wears off. I don’t want it to sound like being a Christian is not fun; in fact it is more than that. The hardest part for a new Christian is when the excitement wears off; this is where we as Christians are called to stand together. The hard part for many new Christians is feeling accepted in the church or feeling like they belong in an already established group.
We are to work together if we want to see Jesus lifted high in this world. To show the world what Christ was truly like when he walked the earth, we are to be as he was to the world. We are called to love…called to serve…called to praise…all for the glory of God.
I think the best example that I can give are the lyrics from Steven Curtis Chapman’s song called “Do Everything”.
The lyrics of the chorus give a clear picture to how I believe we are supposed to view life as a Christian:
“Do everything you do to the glory of the One who made you, ‘Cause He made you to do every little thing that you do to bring a smile to His face, and tell the story of grace with every move that you make and every little thing you do.”
Doing everything to the glory of God will not only bring a smile to God’s face, but will also put a permanent smile on your face as well! So do everything so that you can tell the story of grace to a world that so desperately needs to hear it.