Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Colossians 3:12-13

Christians are not perfect people. We are sinful, messy, broken, wilful people. Like everyone else.

The difference is that Christians are forgiven people.

hands-216982_1280Look at some of the things Paul mentions: forgive, love, be kind, compassionate, humble and gentle, give thanks. That’s what it means to live like Christ did.

God doesn’t give us instructions to choose a particular career, go to a certain university, marry a specific person. But he gives us lots of instructions about how to treat other people, how to deal with injustice, how to bear witness to his love.

What you do with your life isn’t as important as the way you do it.

Here are some resources to help you think about how to live as a Christian in specific situations:

Politics and ethics
Drinking and drugs
At school

But be warned: becoming God’s masterpiece is hard!