I have been called many names during my lifetime as I am sure you have as well. Most cannot be mentioned in this blog, and it hurts to remember that we may have been any of those names in the way we acted.
Tuesday I bought a Dodge truck from a dealer who is a Christian and knows that I am as well. One of the ladies at the auction overheard them talking about the guy who bought that truck, and they referred to me as "The Christian Guy."
When I heard this it made me realize again the effect we can have on our fellow man. Of all the things they could call me, that description would be my number one choice. I am honored that they would use that phrase to describe me.
Which brings up the question, what would they call you? It is such a blessing when others take note of our faith by how they see us rather than our words. We are a walking talking book of human nature that can speak much louder than our words.
We can easily see the effect we have on our fellow man by how they respond to us. My prayer is that those great words like that, The Christian Guy, will be uttered much more often than those others. And, that they see the light that lights my path and want to walk in the same direction.
Never be afraid to ask yourself that question that would describe who you are, and you will never again doubt your faith because there's not a doubt in your mind or anyone else's as to who you really are.
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.