Any true Christian will tell you that once you accept Christ life doesn’t just magically have open doors waiting for you at every turn. People don’t all of a sudden become easy to work with. Life doesn’t just get easier by the second. It’s nothing like that actually.
As soon as you claim Christianity a magnifying glass is put on everything you do. Every microscopic mistake you make means you must not be a Christian. And everywhere you go is viewed through a telescope to make sure you are being seen no matter what you are doing. Yep, Christianity is your life in front of everyone, everywhere.
But guess what? It’s all so worth it.
Everything doesn’t get easier when you become a Christian. However, everything isn’t a defeat anymore either. No matter how hard things seem, you always know that it would be that much harder without God. No matter what situations may look like, you always know that God sees them for what they truly are. It’s quite miraculous to say the least.
Will other people try to judge everything you do? Absolutely. Will people assume you are judging them? Of course. Will every little thing you do be critiqued and outlined by those who don’t follow Christ? You can bet on it. Is the struggle real? Yes.
The struggle is very real. But then again, so is God.
God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way.