When I say I am a Christian I am freely admitting I can be the worst example of the faith I claim I have
When I say I am a Christian I am not looking for a fight or a debate
When I say I am a Christian I often wonder if, outside of Salvation, I am one
When I say I am a Christian I'm not saying I hate those with differing sexual preferences
When I say I am a Christian, I'm not saying I hate Democrats
When I say I am a Christian I'm admitting that I still have questions
When I say I am a Christian I'll admit right after that I still struggle with sin
When I say I am a Christian, I am just as disappointed as you in myself and others who know Jesus
When I say I am a Christian, I'm not following rules I've created for myself, but I do believe the Bible is the FINAL authority on everything, including controversial issues. If you have a problem with that, I understand, there are aspects that confuse me too, but faith that God knows what He's doing is what I choose to rest in. If you have issues with the Bible being my final authority, remember that it is my right to believe in it's message just as it is your right to not believe it. Respect goes both ways. I did not write the Bible, so take up your issues with God, not me.
When I say I am a Christian I'm afraid I will be stereotyped
When I say I am a Christian I am saying that I believe Jesus when He said, "I am the way the truth and the live, no one comes to the Father but through me."
When I say I am a Christian I am not claiming to be perfect, in fact, I will be more than happy to discuss my shortcomings.
When I say I am a Christian, I hope you see Jesus in me
When I say I am a Christian I am very aware I need to show it with my behavior and not my words
When I say I am a Christian I hope you know I'm deeply sorry for the Christian in your past that has hurt you and helped shape your view of Christ
When I say I am a Christian it is my desire for you to know the most perfect love you'll ever know
When I say I am a Christian, I am identifying myself as a daughter of the King
When I say I am a Christian I am not saying I hold you to the same law as I am held, this mistake is made over and over by those who know Jesus and it's that superior self-righteous mindset that has kept others from knowing the Lord. Please remember that Jesus came to save everyone, we who accept him as God are not in some special box or club. We need Him just as much as you. He isn't just for our salvation but is our ultimate healer. Angles declared upon his birth that he shall be called "Wonderful Counselor", and "Prince of Peace."
When I say I am a Christian I am not saying I'm better than you. Jesus said to count others as better than ourselves. I can get on board with this whenever I remember how evil my thoughts are and that I am not that awesome.
When I say I am a Christian I'm saying I desire for the Holy Spirit to move in my life, no matter how uncomfortable it makes me. P.S.: I'm REALLY uncomfortable in my life right now.
When I can say I'm a Christ follower, it means I am finally living out my faith, flourishing in my spiritual gifts, and I stand apart from the world, no longer caring what others think because I'm too focused on living how Jesus said to live to notice what others are saying. The ability to say this may not come today or tomorrow but through Jesus' grace, I can become a Christ follower. What we invest in will certainly define our lives. What is defining yours?