I often do not feel like I can be the Christian I sometimes desire to be while attending a Christian school. A friend of mine goes to a (very, very different) Christian school as well and he wrote a poem with these lines:
“It’s funny, but at Bible school
it’s not cool to love God.
So it’s easy, I guess,
to hide underneath
the mask and the manners of mere belief.”
I shared this with my roommate who agreed that it really does feel this way. There almost seems to be this epic agreement that “We Are Christians. We are all the same” and no one wants to stand out. No one wants to stand in the middle of their living area screaming “I LOVE JESUS”, though it would make many people smile. While I loved living on campus and hearing worship songs on my room on a Saturday night… there seems to be nothing challenging, which in and of itself is challenging. That does not really make sense, does it? With no one asking questions, we do not grow. Without challenges, we settle. It is easy to have the title of being a Christian without… being a worshiper and follower of Christ.
Recently my Salt Team Rep talked to us about when he was doubting his faith and all this crazy stuff happened to him, including speaking in tongues. He had not been trying or anything; it just happened. I hear about tongues and other of these “crazy” gifts for a while now and I’m becoming more and more curious.
Francis Chan spoke in chapel and was telling us how his family is just getting up and moving to like Asia or something. And everyone keep saying “That’s so crazy!” but he thinks, “Is it? Is it crazy for our God? If we put our lives in the Bible, would it stand out? This is the norm for Him!”. And that has just been stuck in my head. My story is nowhere near Bible worthy and despite the mission trips, I feel like not many people I’ve met here can say different. A one-time mission trip is not a life dedication.
Here’s my question for the day. (Despite the fact that no one reads this haha). Do you believe that God calls everyone? I’ve heard the phrase “Many are called, few are chosen” or things like that and I was wondering what the difference was between the two and what other people thought of that. Leave your responses in the comment section! :)