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How To Live Your Faith Openly Without Forcing It Onto Others

Hey guys! Hope you’re all doing well! Okay so I’m here with yet another faith post. I promise I’m not becoming a Christian Blogger (not that i’d be against that in any way because I wouldn’t.) The whole point behind having a Lifestyle Blog for me, is so that I can write what I’m passionate about. Faith, just happens to be one of those topics. There will still be plenty of home decor, makeup, and blogging advice posts in the future.

I believe there is a fairly big misconception when it comes to people who are considered religious. While there are of course radicals & those who act holier than thou, I don’t feel like most Christians represent the reputation we get. There have been times where I feel I have to hide my faith because I don’t want people to think I’m forcing it on to them. That’s a big reason why I didn’t write about my faith for a while here on my blog. I’ve gotten better at writing what I feel is on my heart, but I have ignored conversations I wanted to have with my audience in fear of seeming preachy. That’s what I want to talk to you about today. How can you live boldly in your faith without shaming those who don’t share the same views as you?

Be Willing To Answer Questions

There are a lot of things about Christianity that can cause questioning, and those questions can sometimes turn people away. If someone trusts you enough to ask you these questions about faith & how that plays into everyday life, answer them with honor and respect. Show them scripture & explain it in an obtainable wording.

Be honest with them about how God never promised a life without pain. God made us into people with the option of choices and we have to live with the outcome of those choices. However, there are things that happen in this world that we won’t understand & pain that is not self inflicted. Be honest with your peers about how you don’t have all the answers. We’ll never have all the answers because there evil in this world. Remind them of what God did promise us. God promise that He will love us forever, and He will never leave us even when it feels like he has He will be there.

Welcome their questions, that gives you the opportunity to have God speak through you.

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Love Your Neighbor & Be Kind

If you ask me, the best way to live boldly in your faith is to love people the way Jesus loved people. Jesus always knew he was the Son of God and that He was here for a purpose that no one other than him could fulfill. However, that didn’t cause him to get a big head or think he was “better” than anyone. Same way that you aren’t “better” than someone just because you believe in Jesus.

He did not view people on their appearance, their social class, the money they had, their gender, and certainly not on how many Instagram likes they would get on a picture. He didn’t help people because of what they could give him in return, He helped them because He could and they needed help.

Your simple act of kindness of holding the door open for the mother who is carrying a new born baby & a diaper bag that’s overflowing could be the highlight of her day and make her feel seen. You welcoming the ex convict into your church family can show them that they aren’t defined by their past. Lending an ear to the recovering alcoholic can show them that they aren’t “too broken” to be forgiven. God calls us to live by example so, live your life without judgment because Jesus lived his life without judgment

Know When Jesus Is Calling You

I believe Jesus does call us to share His love and His word. I also believe that He calls us when the time and place is right, which it isn’t always. Someone asking you the hard questions may lead to an uncomfortable but welcomed conversation. Other times someone may ask you to share your testimony and the magic God has worked in your life will roll right off your tongue.

It’s not about being the perfect Christian, in my eyes it’s about being the imperfect Christian that you are. Accept that while not everyone is going to believe in your religion or practice your religion Jesus is calling you just to live with him in your heart.

I now want to ask a vulnerable question to you guys. After having read my faith posts do you feel as though i’m forcing my beliefs on you? I welcome honesty because I’m new to this whole having found Jesus thing. I’ve believed my whole life, but I haven’t ever FELT God in the way I do now. I still have a lot to learn.

Please do share down below how do you live your faith boldly without forcing it onto others? Thanks for stopping by, until next time…

Be Nice. Be Good.

Mich. x

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Simply Michelle

Hi! I’m Michelle, but you can call me Mich. I’m just your normal 24 year old trying to figure out life and thought I’d share some of my experiences and interests with the world. This blog will cover all things under the sun from makeup favorites to mental health to religion and everything serious or not so serious in between! I want us to build a little community filled with love and support so please leave me comments and hit that follow button on your way out. This blog has a very special place in my heart and feels like a important part of my path in life so I hope you stay a while and check out what it’s like to be Simply Michelle.

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5 Comments

  1. Well said. You live your life is to be lived in honor of god. Don’t force your views on other people.

    You don’t brow beat people with your beliefs, lead them to wonder why you are so content in life.

    1. thank you! xx

  2. Kayleigh Zara says:

    I love this and you’ve got your point about so well, I think with religion it’s always best to let someone come to you if they have questions then you can never be accused of pushing it onto someone else x

    1. thank you! that’s means so much! xx

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