We cannot avoid them even if one was living as a hermit. For they would hear words by their own mouth and with all mankind; in their minds. The words we hear or for that matter see affects us with our permission or not. For words are really another form of pictures that form images within your minds and spirits. They determine every reality and imagination that we participate in.
A faithless christian is an oxymoron but they do exist and each follower of Christ has to come to terms with their measure of Faith that has been given. The Truth is to Christian is to exercise Faith for all that is good and Righteous before God. Jesus makes two statements regarding the Faith of His followers. The God kind of Faith is what Jesus is referring to when He tells the apostles, “Where is your Faith?” - Lk. 8:25 and “will He find Faith on the Earth” - Lk. 18:8. Jesus is speaking
Endure! As Christ did and all those before you for the Faith and Salvation that is your birthright from the foundations of the Earth. We have been promised three things that having taken Christ’s Blood as our own and that is trials and tribulations, Salvation’s gift and the Spirit of God who will be with us until this age ends. So endure because the prize that Christ won for us awaits in the Glory that is to come.
Serve in love! Not just in agape love but also in Righteous love. How then can we say we are of God if we do not as He does. For His is a Righteous cause to rid the world of unrighteousness. And did not Christ state it is the Father that reflects in Him. Then we who are in Christ ought to reflect the same. And was it agape love displayed by Christ to those who were carriers and proclamators of the law, but failed in its Righteousness before God and men. Those hypocrites!
Who will know if you fail or succeed with a Godly vision and purpose? Many will say God will know and where this is an obvious answer to this; this real person who will know if you have been accountable to your goals; is you. We are our hardest and self-inflicting critic in all that we do. Now, some may say; nothing bothers them especially when they fail or don’t meet an expectation; but the reality is, your body, mind, and spirit knows.