Are you thinking about exploring more about Jesus? Maybe that’s why you found yourself on this site? Does your family believe differently? This happens to many people. Perhaps you grew up believing a certain religion and now you have begun to explore Christianity. Being afraid of how our families will react can play a major role in how we move forward on our faith journey.
Can I just encourage you to not let anything or anyone come between you and your relationship with Jesus. Life is only worth living when Jesus is at the centre of it. Here are some things you can do when your family believes differently.
Remember that you love them
Well meaning people can say hurtful things. Try to not let what your family may say get the better of you. Realise that everyone is on a journey and they are entitled to their opinion, just as you are entitled to yours. At the end of the day, they are still your family. They love you and you love them. Let love guide your actions and your words. Jesus said that the way people would be able to tell who His disciples are is by our love for others.
Pray for them
Prayer is one of the most powerful tools for change in the world. Pray that God would speak to the hearts of your family. Pray that they too would come to know Jesus in a real way. If they are hurtful or spiteful, pray even more. The Bible says to love those who hate you and do good to those who mean you harm.
Let your life speak
Living our lives in a way that honors Jesus is a very effective way to reach people. Your family may not listen to what you have to say but they will watch your life. Your life may be the only Bible people will ever read. Have you heard the saying, “Actions speak louder than words”? Let your life show your words to be true.
It is not easy when your family believes differently to you. But hang in there. Loving them and praying for them can go a long way in seeing their lives turn around for the good.
If you would like to know more about putting Jesus at the center of your life or if you need courage to make the decision, click on the link below or on the pop up.