How To Consistently Be Living a Christian Life
By Filemon L Nava Sr | Submitted On August 29, 2011
As Christians, we may feel like we are living a Christian life while it is being bashed at or attacked by many non-Christians of this World. Whether we go to watch a movie, or we walk around our neighborhoods, we will see many people turning away from God or being very Satanic and worldly. We must, as Christians, be able to stay strong and stay consistent in order for us to be living a Christian life. Living a Christian life isn't that easy, but that means we have to strive to create habits that will enable us to live it properly and prosperously!
Living a Christian Life Through Our Workplace/School/Home
It is important for us to understand that our workplace could be one of the most difficult places to be living a Christian life. First of all, many non-Christians will be by your side, and they will do things that will make you feel inferior or not a Christian. You might feel the urge to have another affair with a woman or man, or you might want to be a procrastinator and not want to work. These are bad habits that you need to avoid!
One thing you can do is to pray. Prayer can get you out of anything! Whether it's an addiction, or something that you want changed or even just downright talking to God, it is important to communicate with Him, in order for your spiritual soul to regain its strength and to stay strong in times of feeling inferior!
Another thing is to find other Christian friends. It is definitely hard when you are hearing every swear word in the urban dictionary every single day! One way, is to find good mutuality with someone, and then be open to the point where you can share things about your life openly! If you can't find Christian friends, not a problem! Just make sure you are avoiding as much as possible the amount of satanic words or actions you see or hear on a daily basis! This will definitely make you not falter, and will continually make you strive for consistency.
If you are a University/College, High School and even Elementary student, obviously scenarios will vary by many different variables. First of all, you are all being raised and grown by parents who love God and want to share with you, and secondly, you are still learning life things so you are bound to make mistakes! Don't worry though, you can easily learn from them and move on.
First of all, stay focused on school. Going out for unnecessary activities may alter your grades and eventually, your lifestyle! Be sure to do this in moderation, and to always put God first, and school and family after that.
Secondly, find the right influence. A lot of times a young man or woman, who wants to consistently be living a Christian life, will have and experience many different types of classmates and personalities and other things happening around at school. Let God take charge, and He will give you wisdom. It may seem hard, because you will feel out of place, but that's okay! Trying to always fit in isn't always the answer to staying social or having friends (it's much more to that)! It's about strengthening your Faith in God and to love Him more than this world!
Now, before you start complaining and explaining to me..:
"I don't have any Christian relatives or family members, so how am I going to expect myself to consistently be living a Christian life?" (or other questions of that nature).
Well, there are many different alternatives to living a Christian life consistently, rather than just relying on the cooperation and support of your family and relatives.
First of all, you can easily go stay independent about your faith and keep it as an intimate relationship (this is particular said to families who have strict rules about their religions). This can be done through using your room as devotional area of worship! Pray in your room, and let your room be private at times exclusive to your scheduling of devotion or praising Him! Another thing that can be done is to pray about it. Pray that your parents or family members will have a change of heart regarding your relationship with Christ, and just be hopeful with God with His plans for you!
Another thing that can be done is to invite Christian friends over to your house! This way, you will not feel alone while praising the Lord, and you have the luxury with having time to fellowship with that friend (ex. slumber parties or sleepovers).
Obviously, this can apply to more than just your house! If you are being asked to have a sleepover, share the word of God or be a good example! If you feel inferior and embarrassed, don't be, because if you are embarrassed and ashamed of being a Christian, you'll be ashamed to.
Living a Christian Life Anywhere Else
Now, I've covered most of the basic places you could possibly have a hard time being consistent in your faith! I highly recommend you stick to the plans I have for you, as it will give you effective results! Mind you, these are not all the tips in the world, but I've recommended the most important and vital ones!
Being somewhere else rather than a normal place, such as a new city, neighborhood, park, beach, grocery store, camping, etc. can also be difficult. I recommend three simple things you can do!
- Pray. It's the most important thing you can do in this world! Communication with God is extremely vital!
- Do your devotion daily. Strengthening your faith and staying close to God is important, especially through hardships, temptations and other things found demonic in this world!
- Do whatever you need to do. Don't go wandering if "on your own" in this lonely world! Just stick to your game plan, and get out. You don't need to entertain this world!
If you follow these three steps, it will really, really lower your chances of sinning or being inconsistent!
Now, you may probably might ask me (or yourself):
Filemon, it seems difficult to consistently be living a Christian life! There's so many things to do on a daily basis!
This is a definite no! Being a consistent Christian means you have to go through new habits and hardships! Yes, you will falter at times, but remember to always get back up! I never said it would be easy! If you ever feel like giving back, just look back at what Jesus did to you at the cross! He died for your sins! Remember that!
As for the things you need to daily, that's made up for the amount of habits you have in life! If you add these new activities on a daily basis, you will definitely find results and you will finally learn how to consistently be living a Christian life!