You should totally answer.

January 12, 2013 under Unlikely Christian
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I know from time to time, non-Christians stumble upon my website. 

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That’s great!

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In fact, that’s what prompted me to start this website in the first place. 

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When I was finally open to kicking the tires of Christianity, I didn’t go to my Christian friends, the church or Bible to start investigating.  I went to the internet.  I wanted to see what others had to say, more specifically, people like me, but my world wide web search didn’t net anything helpful.  Nothing out there spoke to me.  Not saying it wasn’t out there, just saying I didn’t find it.  What I did find was a bunch of what I considered to be “over” religious websites, stuff that weired me out, and just some…..well some bad sites.  You know the ones I’m talking about, the kind that automatically play a midi music version of “Amazing Grace” and have little sparkly pixie dust that follows your mouse arrow all over the page.  If that’s you, I’m sorry but I’m only going to forgive you the required seven times seventy times, and not a single time more. 😉   

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With no internet success, I finally ended up going the church route.  Hell got very, very chilly that day my friend.

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Once I became a Christian, I felt a call to reach other people like the guy I used to be – Left-handed, cynical introverts.  But then I widened my scope to those who are far away from God, with no intentions of moving closer – a.k.a. people who are unlikely to become Christians.

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So I started UnlikelyChristian.com

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I believe at some point in the lives of every non-believer, they’ll feel gentle, and sometimes not so gentle, nudges to check out the whole “God thing.”  Some will ignore it, but some, like the guy I was, will eventually get to the end of themselves, and look into it.  When they do, some are going to hit the www, and possibly stumble upon my site.

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If that’s you…..well…..this is for you:

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I don’t know your story, but I know mine.

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I was about as far away from God as you could be.  Snapshot circa 2006:  “I don’t need God, Christians are stupid and church sucks!”

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But then…..much to my chagrin, I started feeling the gentle nudges of God.

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I ignored them for a time, but I knew deep down that I should look into it.

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So I did.

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I don’t know your story, but I know mine.

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I was very depressed, like on medication, depressed.

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I had a very bad temper, like scare my kids, bad temper.

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I had anxiety, like call the paramedics I think I’m having a heart attack but turned out to be a panic attack, anxiety.

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I was a ball of constant stress, like wound so tight, I seriously worried about my mental health, stress

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I wept one day, like grown man crying like a baby, wept.

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For the most part, I hid it pretty well, in fact, some of my family/friends might be a little shocked when they read this.  My outside was presentable, but inside I was a complete mess.

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But then…..God started knocking…..and one day…..I finally answered.

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I don’t know your story but I know mine.

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My story changed forever that day.

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The me described above, that’s not me anymore.

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God rescues.

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God changes.

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God redeems.

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God forgives.

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God makes all things new.

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I’m living proof.

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I don’t know your story, but I know mine.

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I don’t know if you’re a mess like I was, even more so, or have it all together, but whatever you are, wherever you are, whoever you are, God loves you right now, and has something better for you!  He has the life He handcrafted for you. 

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Regardless of what you’ve done.

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Regardless of the questions you still have.

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Regardless of “fill in the blank with whatever’s holding you back.”

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God is knocking.

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He loves you.

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He created you, specifically created you.

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And He has more for you.

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What is keeping you from answering?

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What is keeping you from saying, “God, I’m open”?

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You have everything to gain.

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I don’t know your story, but…..

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God is knocking.

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You should totally answer.

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And see where He takes you.

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Your life will never be the same.

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“Look!  I stand at the door and knock.  If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” – God   Rev 3:20 NLT

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3 Responses to "You should totally answer."

  • Terri says:

    I really liked this I feel as if I know your story because I to lived that story, I remember trying to find info and I laughed out loud at the part you wrote about the music and the pixie dust that is so TRUE! I wish I would have found this blog when looking 3 years ago. Thankfully I found a cool friend who sent me music and lots of what I call good “God stuff” that was on my new believer level. Great post!

    • Thanks! It’s always cool finding other people who can relate. I know there are so many more out there that will begin their search soon. I’m thankful there are so many more sites out there that are a little more seeker friendly these days.

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