What Should I Not Do As A Christian
What Should I Do as a Christian? That was the subject of my last article. In that article, we began by noting the differences between “what should I not do” and “what should I do.” We then proceeded to think through a half-dozen questions to ask in order to determine what it means to live as a Christian. Some of these questions were rather straightforward: What Would Jesus Do? Where do we find answers in scripture? Others were more pointed: What are our gifts, passions, and resources? How have they been given for God’s purposes? After working through each of these question areas, we discovered some helpful ways to answer them.
Do not fear
- Do not fear, for God is always watching over you.
- Do not fear, for God is always there to comfort you in times of trouble and trial.
- Do not fear, because God has a plan for your life and will guide you through any situation that comes your way!
Do not be too anxious about the future
When you are in a state of anxiety, it is easy to become caught up in the cares of this life. You may find yourself thinking about what could happen and how things are going to work out. The truth is that God knows the future far better than we do, so there’s no point in stressing about it. Your job is simply to trust him and obey him regardless of the circumstances.
If you think back on your life, you’ll probably see moments where God has taken care of you when you were worried and anxious about something. If we rely on him instead of our own strength or wisdom, we can rest assured that he will provide for us no matter what happens (Joshua 1:9).
Don’t try to live by your own power
You can’t live a faithful life unless you rely on God’s power. God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness, so that no matter how weak you are, it is possible to carry out his will. The Bible says that “without faith it is impossible to please him [God].” But if we have faith in Jesus Christ and believe him when he says we can do everything through him who gives us strength, then we will have the power to live faithfully as Christians even when faced with difficult circumstances.
Do not lie
Do not lie. This is a simple rule that applies to all Christians, but it is especially important for parents and children. As an adult, you should know better than to lie—but as a parent, you have an even greater responsibility to teach your children the importance of honesty. If you are going to tell your child not to lie, then it is imperative that they understand why lying is wrong. They must know how lying will affect them in the long term and how their actions reflect on the reputation of Christ’s church. It may be helpful for parents who are struggling with this issue themselves (or who have been taught that it’s okay) to use examples from Scripture where God condemns people for lying (Genesis 20:2-6; 1 Samuel 16:21-23).
Don’t measure God’s love by what he gives you
A common misconception among Christians is that they can gauge God’s love by what he gives them. The truth is, God loves us far more than he loves his own Son—and perhaps more than we love ourselves. He also loves us infinitely more than we could ever love anything else (including ourselves).
God’s love is unconditional; it doesn’t depend on our performance or behavior, but rather flows from the depths of who he is as God and Savior. So when you think about yourself, or when you hear others referring to themselves or comparing themselves to others, remember one thing: We are loved unconditionally by a perfect God who created us for loving him in return!
Don’t lose hope
- Don’t lose hope. God is in control and has a plan for your life, and He will never leave you.
- Don’t lose hope. God loves you, and He wants to help you through whatever difficulty or hardship you may be going through right now.
Don’t limit God
It can be easy to feel that God only works in one way, but this is not true. God will work through you, and he will also use your circumstances, other people and situations. Don’t limit God by thinking that his power only flows through you if it makes sense to you or if it fits into your personal worldview.
Don’t stop trusting God.
Don’t stop trusting God.
God is not like man. He cannot lie, and He has a plan for us that is beyond our understanding and knowledge. God does not change His mind about things, nor does He forget about you – even when you do wrong things! No matter what happens to you in life, God loves you and will never forsake or abandon you (Hebrews 13:5; Romans 8:38-39). In fact, because of His love for us, God sent Jesus Christ to die on the cross so that we could be saved from our sins (Romans 5:8).
If anyone should ever tell you otherwise – don’t listen to them!
1. do not fear, 2. don’t try to live by your own power, 3. Don’t limit God, 4. don’t stop trusting God
- Do not fear,
- Don’t try to live by your own power,
- Don’t limit God, and
- Don’t stop trusting God
Well, I hope you have an idea of what God doesn’t want us to do. Always remember that we are living in a world that is full of temptations and it is very easy to fall into sin. But as Christians, we should strive more to be like Jesus Christ who is the perfect example for all of us. We should be able to live our life according to his will and not ours, so that we can be one with him in Heaven someday. Do not worry though because he loves you even if you fail sometimes, he will always give you another chance because he just wants the best for each one of us.