We all like to be around people that are like us…
That look like us.
That dress like us.
That like what we like.
We are drawn to people of similar personality and preferences.
It’s the way we work.
It’s the way we’re comfortable.
At the same time, we were never meant to all act, talk, look, and be the same.
A lot of churches and a lot of Christians seem to operate like…
We don’t mind letting “guests” in our church doors as long as they meet our standards.
We don’t mind welcoming new Christians as long as they already look and act like us.
We don’t mind evangelizing to others, as long as they’ll quickly adapt to our standards.
That’s just wrong!
God never called us to evangelize and lead people to Christ for the sake of them becoming just like us,
God called us to evangelize and lead people to Christ so that they will follow Christ.
Don’t try to convert people to your standard,
help people meet Christ and then let Him be THE standard.
You may be surprised by the end result!