We have great benchmarks as Christians of how hours prayed, verse memorized, and time spent reading the bible.
We can make some cool looking statistics with all these achievements. As a Christian does trying hard actually make us believers? All we are is a bunch of Christian Try Hards:
“A person who puts a large amount of effort into achieving a certain image, or counter-image, to the point where it is obviously contrived. Rather than achieving an image through genuine personality, the try-hard consciously attempts to fit a certain style through deliberate imitation, forced style, or scripted behavior. That is to say, he/she is trying hard to create an image.” – Urban Dictionary
The concept that I found interesting was that many would rather upkeep an image. Should we not be true and honest people before each other even if we carry the Christian title?
- What if we all stopped being try hards and actually did what God asked of us?
- What if we were to break down that image we have set up?
- What if we were honest we are still wrestling this whole faith thing out?
The content contained within this blog I think will be somewhere I fear many Christians do not want to talk about in the open at church, their small groups, or themselves.