Lately…ok, most of my life…I’ve found myself with this dilemma. I am absoluely passionate about Jesus. I love Him with all of my being. However, I don’t ever want to be known as the church chick. I just started going back to church regularly. I love my church and my pastor. But I don’t want to be known as the girl who goes to church.
In our area, there are such negative connotations about people who go to church. Hypocrites. Irrelevant. Jugmental. Weird. Awkward. People are afraid to be around church people. “What will (insert name here) think of me as I am drinking these beers? What will (…) think of me if she knows that I did (…)?” I can’t really judge people who are drinking if I am having martinis and beers alongside them. I can’t judge others’ actions when, albeit a while ago, I was doing the same things.
I want to live my life so that people see Jesus in me. But I don’t ever want to hit people over the head with religion or with the Bible.
So….that’s where I am right now.