What does being a Christian really mean?


Let’s start out with what it doesn’t mean:
1. You aren’t exempt from trials and tribulations! Meaning you will still go through some hard times after you are saved and walking the walk; but you have the word to get you through and to be used as your ammunition; when the attack surfaces.

2. You aren’t perfect! People on the outside looking in think that once you get saved and are vocal about it; that you got this crown on that doesn’t tarnish! There are no perfect human beings; the difference is when you give your life back and make the decision to live differently, there is a change in your walk pattern; you backtrack from all the places, people and things you were accustomed to.
3. Being a Christian means you are in training every single day of your earthly life. You will have trials, you will be tempted, you will be looked upon as different; but your responses should change! 
4. Your outlook should be brighter and the expectations should be beyond anything the natural eye can see! 
Many times when you encounter someone with crazy faith; you think they are just that, crazy! We don’t know what they have been through, what they are going through or what they have yet to face but they will greet you will the biggest smile and give you words of encouragement; motivation and inspiration because of who they strive to be like. 
Where in the bible have you seen Jesus down in the dumps? Have you seen anywhere in the bible where he didn’t encourage or empower the individuals that he encountered? The days leading up to him knowing that he would lay his life down; did you hear him speaking or thinking defeat? Did he not go through life with the best expectations? 
When you encounter people who don’t like you; how do you respond? Before you answer or even think about it; how did Jesus respond? How did he interact with them?
So many of us are thinking of our haters! That’s what we call them right? She hates me, he hates me! While this may be the true; let’s think about it and answer this question! Who are they? 

Stop giving your power away to situations; and people who don’t deserve it! 
© 2017 Tamara McCarthy Enterprises 

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