Attitude is everything
We try or best to present ourselves in a positive and outgoing manner. After all, we make friends and influence more people that way. But unfortunately, we live in an increasingly fallen world. Standing up for our principles as Christians doesn't need to be confrontational or combative (look no further than an online comments section sometime). That stated, we should always try our best to be approachable. Remaining patient and showing calmness doesn't detract from the importance of the issues we face (our public school system comes to mind and what's being taught to our kids, much to the disapproval of parents). Often times, we're presented with an opportunity to live in the word just by our actions. We stay true to the word of God (and not live for the world) because we love Him first. John 14:15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments."
But patience is a virtue that we must keep at the forefront in our interactions with unbelievers on a daily basis, even as we're all too often told by society that, as Christians, we're now in the "wrong" (We know what the Word of God says, even as the world says the opposite...)
Romans 12:10 "Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor."
The best thing we can do to counteract the trends we're seeing (other than praying for others) is to always show humility and love towards those who disagree with how we live our lives and how we carry ourselves. Setting a good example as a Christian can't be overstated. You never know, someone ultimately may be led to Christ by even the smallest things they see us do that starts their walk.
Titus 2:7 "Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity."
And if we keep a positive attitude, we'll be at our best to show Christ's love even in the most difficult times. And we'll be happier in the long run too.
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