If you’re like me and you’re known as the Christian friend, I understand how you feel. The label is kind of annoying because you can’t be just a friend, but you have to be the Christian friend. Now I love Jesus, but I would love for people to love Jesus with me. Since I remember giving my life to Christ, people have sometimes stepped on eggshells with me because I tell people I’m a Christian. I don’t just come out and say it, but if we have a certain conversation I tell people I’m a Christian and I don’t support that move.
Anyways as a Christian, it always seemed like I was always great for advising someone spiritually. I have had friends that just wanted to hear me talk about Jesus when they are in a bad situation or to pray for them. Although that is good, it can be irritating for people to just surround themselves around me because they know I’ll motivate them or pray for them. I want people around me to be saved and know Jesus for themselves because I cannot put you in Heaven or Hell. Now don’t leave my post because I said the two H words that no one wants to hear or see. I just want to be a friend to anybody that is loyal to themselves. I’ll pray for you along the way but don’t just become fascinated with me because I’m a Christian.
Whenever I meet people and they figure out I’m a Christian, they like to say “That’s good that you’re a Christian. I’m working on my faith in God too.” “Can you pray for me? I’ve been struggling lately.” “Can you give me some words of encouragement.” , and “Oh yes that’s good. The Lord is working on my heart.” I’m serious. People say things like that to me all the time, but I respect the ones who are down to earth and we can still be friends even though I am a Christian and they may not be. Anybody else feels this way about being the Christian friend? Let’s talk in the comments. Even if you’re not the Christian friend, share the type of friend you are labeled as.
Lord bless the ones that are labeled as the Christian friend. Bless Your children to continue to shine Your light on others. Help them to guide others around them close to You! Let them see that they are essential in their friend’s lives. Nurture the Christian friends and help them to continue to grow closer to You and not apart from You. In Your name, Amen!
1 Peter 4:16 – But if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but glorify God that you bear such a name.