I’m A Christian, But I Don’t Always Talk About Christ . . .

Honestly, I’ve been tempted to use this statement especially when I started my second blog in 2016. 

But when I look at the prophets, the apostles, and above all, Christ Himself…I can’t find any support in scripture for this statement to allow it to be okay, especially…when looking at Christ.  

Don’t get me wrong, I know it is hard to be completely focused on Christ one hundred percent of the time…because that’s our actual problem, right? We AREN’T always focused on Him, and therefore, it is tempting and easier to allow ourselves to be like, “Yeah, since I don’t always focus on Him, I’m still a Christian, but I can talk about other things.” 

Please Note: I’m not saying we can’t talk about other things, rather, this is all about our focus. Wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to always talk about Christ or at least always point to Him in everything we do because that is essentially our goal?

We’re human. We were born sinners. Our flesh every moment will fight and encourage us to not focus on Christ.

(NIV) Galatians 5:17, For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.”

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To some reading, what am I pointing out may feel impossible, or that the topic isn’t a big deal. 

There’s a couple of things I want to point out to help you understand my perspective. 

  • What if the Bible wasn’t focused on God or Christ?
  • What if pastors just taught a sermon on purely fishing, no connection to help people see symbolism to Christ, the real fishing of men, or any scripture?
  • What if worship services were about the people and not God?
  • What if those who say they are Christian…aren’t?

Some of these things have happened and are happening in today’s world. People water down scripture. Shepherds (pastors) teach self-love, but not sanctification, holiness, and what it means to deny ourselves. Worship services often ARE about us, our feeling “connected” to God, but we’re not really singing to Him, or, even for Him sometimes. 

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What if Christ, yep, I’m going there, what if Jesus decided not to talk about God when He had crowds around Him? 

Or in the intimacy of His closest friends? 

If Christ EVER made it about Himself…we wouldn’t be talking about Him now. Christian, hear me, we wouldn’t be able to see Him in our life now. 

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We are the problem, not Him. 

It’s called being a lukewarm Christian, and the more Christians that openly defend their actions of backing away from the topic of Christ, the more people think it’s okay to drift between the two. Especially for those trying to defend it, understand this…we are to deny ourselves! It is not about us or what we want. It’s about what God wants! 

(NIV) John 12:25, “Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.”

WE ARE THE EXAMPLE TO THE WORLD! 

(NIV) Matthew 5:14, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.”

There is no possible excuse I can come up with to defend myself when I’m not talking about Christ, and when I’m not focused on Him.

I tried…

Christ had a limited time, so do I! Christ denied Himself because He was perfect. No, Christ was perfect BECAUSE HE DENIED HIMSELF! 

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Well, I’m not perfect.

False.

Through Christ, and only through Christ, I can become perfect. (Hebrews 12:14, 1 Peter 1:15-16) 

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I agree that we should be able through our actions to show that without saying His name, we are being Christlike. However, we should have Christ pouring out of us. In every way. It’s not the same showing the love of Christ and curse or take God’s name in vain in the same conversation. To proclaim the pureness of Christ and watch (partake in) profanity, nudity, gossip, judgment, etc. We need an active, living, walk with Jesus. We need to be clean. Anything not about Christ can become a trap/snare. It can distract us. It adds up! 

It’s the most important relationship in our life. Above spouses. Above children. Above parents. Above friends. Above mentors. He is the most important. I don’t want to look back at my life, on my last day, and be like, “What was I doing?!” 

I know it’s easy to say it’s nothing when we are “not always focused on Christ”. But seconds add up to minutes. Minutes, to hours, and hours to days. Years. Our life span.

It’s been about three or four times this past month I’ve seen Christian singers (in particular) use this excuse. To hide behind humanity. This concerns me with believers, but because so many singers had brought this up in the past month, I felt like I needed to talk about the issue. 

Whatever we do in life, we can connect to Christ. If it isn’t sin, we can connect it to Christ. Sure, maybe the whole piece of what we do, a song, a recipe, a post, a picture, video, whatever…maybe the whole piece isn’t worship, but we could point to Him! Every moment in life we have that impacts an individual, it could be the only moment we minister to them, to show them the love of Christ. We show them who Christ is to us. 

“You really should have seen me on Tuesday because Tuesday I was all about Christ. Today, eh, it’s not about Christ, it’s about my other interests.” 

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“Who Christ is to us,” where is He in our life? How often does He shine? How often do we point the spotlight to Him? 

How do I live this as a blogger? How do I live this in my life?

Writing this is hard and convicting. It’s actually why I’ve been trying to be more focused on Christ. See Him in the littlest of things. Point to Him not only in the big but the small.

This isn’t a guilt trip. We all fall short. We all are not perfect. But I urge you and myself to be aware. Please, don’t push this aside. 

Are we living a double life? Are we making our viewers see two lives? Christ is either present in our life, or He isn’t. We need to admit this and seek Him in everything.

If you feel convicted, don’t run from Him! All you have to do is draw closer, that’s all! The closer we draw to Him, the easier it is to give up the world. 

I know the general Christian population does not always focus on Christ 100 percent of the time. But can you imagine how incredible it would be if we did? What kind of difference that would make? Or even if each day we drew a little closer than the day before.

We can all grow more! 

(NIV) Matthew 10:32-33, “Whoever acknowledges Me before others, I will also acknowledge before My Father in heaven. But whoever disowns Me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.”

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32 thoughts on “I’m A Christian, But I Don’t Always Talk About Christ . . .

  1. I wrote a piece on guilt and forgiveness last week. I thought about it since. I rushed through the parts for Christians. Now I did get some non-believers to like or comment to me so they read the part (maybe if they actually read it) about Christians but I didn’t focus enough on Christ. I have been convicted since. Thank you for this blog post. It is a timely reminder

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    1. While this deeply spoke to me and I’ve been praying before it published that the Lord speaks to everyone. If we need to be aware of something we did for Him to show us. Your comment is an answered prayer. Thank you so much for sharing and for listening to Him 🙂

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  2. Excellent post. I recently did one on close to the same topic a few weeks ago Called what’s wrong with being the crazy church lady. I find it hard to talk about Christ to non-Christians, but I have been asking God to help me not be timid or shy. I’m an introvert by nature, which makes approaching others difficult. But I can’t let that be my excuse as to why I don’t share Christ daily. Great post. Keep letting God use you for his glory.😊

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    1. Something I’ve have found helpful is the more Christ is naturallg part of my daily life the easier it is to talk about Him. I’ve cut out a lot in my life because of Him and I’m so grateful for those changes. Every talk I have with a nonbeliever may not be a come to Jesus, but I want them to desire Him. We can’t go to Someone we are not familiar with. I’m an introvert, too. And God has used a lot opportunities for me when in conversation people are like, so you have a blog. What is it about? Praise the Lord!

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      1. That is true. The more time we spend with him the more we will share him. I just tend not to talk to people when I’m out. Aside from the usual pleasantries. Honestly, I don’t even know how I made any friends as an adult lol. I never thought about using blogging as a means to talk about Christ. I talk about faith topics on my blog but I also talk about family and my various crafting hobbies. But I guess I could still use it as an avenue to talk about Christ.

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      2. Every post about family and hobbies you also can connect Christ to. If it isn’t sin, He can be connected ❤ A scripture, how He is teaching you through family or crafts. When we seek Him, we will see Him. If you can't talk to strangers, totally get it, you can pray for every person you see. 🙂

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      3. Lol, I can definitely pray for them! And I will look for more ways to incorporate him into my other blog post. Thank you for the tips and advice. 😊

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  3. Girl!!! Romans 1:16 has been heavy on my heart for a few months now. Few weeks ago in church we watched a series on ‘talking Jesus’. And one of the things that was said that stood out to me is that evangelism should be part of our lifestyle. I’m not throwing stones because I am guilty with this one too. Why do many struggle to include Jesus Christ in conversations but don’t struggle to talk about anything else? We need to stay alert and fight lukewarmness. The devil is very tricky and he knows how to deceive us. We can’t be true followers of someone we are not proud to identify with.

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    1. ❤ ❤ ❤ Yes!!! I've been struggling to even tell people I'm praying for you sometimes. Praise the Lord He provided. I am so thankful I can talk about Christ and the more He has helped me focus on Him the essier it is. But with family it seems harder sometimes. In Christ, we can and in Christ He will direct us.

      I'm grateful this too has been on your heart!

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      1. Amen sis! I’m organising a youth conference for the youths in my church in August and the theme is ‘unashamed’. It’s all around what you said because I have been thinking about it. And also just by listening to fellow believers speak I know that taking Jesus Christ and bible out of our conversations is gradually becoming a norm. We can’t let the devil win.

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      2. Exactly. I remember sometime last year I was preparing a monthly bible study for The Pearls Of Purity (a girl’s group that I lead). I wanted us to talk about the Holy Spirit and for a moment, I found myself struggling with wording the title because I was thinking ‘The Holy Spirit’ as a topic will not be exciting. The Holy Spirit rebuked me for it reminding me that I can downplay the Trinity in order to feel cool. The name of Jesus Christ is what saves. How can people be saved when we have removed His name from all our conversations?

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  4. Great post. Lukewarm Christians are everywhere. I can say I once was. I think it all comes down to where a person is at in their own walk with Christ. Different people, learn different ways and because they have different backgrounds, what they choose to accept and not accept about being a Christian is determined from there. I grew so much in my own walk with Christ. I can now look back and see how many flaws and how wrong I was about what being a Christian is all about. One thing I always have in me was a prayer life. Every day. No matter how lost, or how unknowing I was about what I do and the choices I made, I always made it a point to talk to God as I journey through life. Jesus is the only thing real in my life, so why would I not talk about him. I think how we can help is by loving people at where they’re at in their own walk with Christ. Clearly it is wrong to think that you can be a Christian and not talk about Christ. So to help those who feel this way, we need to open their eyes to see why they need to do the opposite of not talking about Christ. We need to share the gospel and spread the goodness of God in this world. Like you said, imagine if we ALL talk about Christ. It would definitely change the world TODAY!
    People would have more love, more hope, more faith, more joy.

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    1. Completely agree. We have to be the example, and often sharing our own falling short is what encourages others to know they aren’t alone. I’ve only gotten to where I am with the Lord because out of His love He rebuked and helped.

      Like you said, so many people don’t know because of where they are in the their walk and what others around them are saying. 🙂 I try to talk about these issues, best as I can in love, and I also try to make sure I have other posts that are not as heavy. To share my own stories and where I’ve come in Christ, so these posts are a little easier to read.

      Thank you so much for your honesty and sharing you have been. Our Lord is so good to us!

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  5. In our fast paced world, it is easy to get caught up in distractions and lose sight of our true purpose, the reason as to why we were created. Yet, the Bible teaches us to run our race with our eyes focused on God. To focus one something means to be fixated on it. If we are focused on Christ, then He has our attention, we are concentrating on Him and mediating on what His Word says. He is kept at the forefront of our minds. To focus on things above as it states in Colossians we must take our focus on earthly things, daily. We can only do that when we have died to our selves (Mark 8:34) and Christ rules and reigns over our lives. Staying focus on God keeps us ever reminded that Jesus is coming back again, and the scripture says when we see Him then we will be like Him. The way we can stay focused on God is to develop a consistent prayer life and a devotional life.

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