Each day Christians are put under a microscope to see whether their actions are consistent with their beliefs.
There are many in the world who watch a Christian’s every move and listen to every word to see whether they are in line with what the Bible says. Some examine out of sincerity, while others examine out of a critical mind. Being an approachable Christian is important because we are the light of the world (Matthew 5.14-16) and our light will only shine as bright as our faith will allow. To shine our lights brighter and extend the grace God has offered us to the world, we must be approachable as Christians.
Being approachable means we must not hide under the guise of being perfect, but under the reality that through Christ we are being made perfect. Being able to give an answer concerning the hope that is in us (1 Peter 3.15) implies that someone is going to ask us about our hope. Going further, for them to ask us, they are going to approach us. Our lives should be lived in such a way that we are approachable Christians.
Take a moment and see how you can become an approachable Christian:
- Be Genuine – Finding a genuine person is becoming a lost art. So many are creating an image in public and never showing any faults or mistakes. Our society seeks to rise above the reality that everyone is not perfect; in fact, none of us are.
- Pray Daily – Where would each of us be without constant prayer? If we are not praying, I almost guarantee someone is already praying for you. (That might be the reason you are where you are.)
- Seek Jesus – Stop seeking to be a “super Christian” and seek to be like Jesus. Jesus is the model for each of our lives. Since the church is the body of Christ and Christ is the head, our actions should be made fully known as we follow the head.
- Be Honest – Honesty is the best policy is definitely true when striving to be an approachable Christian. Just being genuine is a major factor, so is the life of honesty.
- Approach others – To be approachable means you must be willing to approach others as well. You must be willing to step up to the plate and approach someone and speak to them. Open yourself up to someone else and create a sense of openness.
What would you add to the list?
Just some thoughts,