I think if we spent more time discovering what we believe and why, who God is and what that means for us, we’d be a lot more likeable as Christians.
If we knew ourselves better it would …
1. Make us less defensive
If we felt confident in what we believe, and secure in it, I think we’d feel less fear of being wrong and, therefore, less pressure to convince other people of our rightness.
2. Help others come into their own
Security and confidence is contagious, and it results in peace. If we can figure out who we are and come to peace with that, we’ll spread peace to everyone who comes in contact with us.
3. Make us easier to connect to
When we know and are confident in who we are, we’re able to be vulnerable with each other without feeling like we’re losing something in the process.
The Christian stereotypes aren’t always favorable, but they’re also not permanent. By discovering who we are as individuals, what we believe and where we stand, we’re able to truly love people from a place of security, instead of out of a place of needing to be right.