Some of you may already know that I am a huge "Stuff Christians Like" follower. I really enjoy reading Jon Acuff's blog and today was no exception.
His Wednesday post was about the not so Christian things that we as believers. Although we know they are wrong we try to justify them by saying in Jon's words, "that doesn't really count". Some of the examples Jon gives are speeding, using the internet at work while on company time, being in destructive relationships, using recreational drugs, etc.
This was my response on his blog:
I totally have that "Doesn't Count List"...sometimes for me the temptation is to compare myself to non-believers and say, "I can't believe so and so does that and look at me. I don't do any of that. I do this and this and this." But that's not what I know God has called me to do as a believer. I am not there to judge others rather I have been called to love them and live a life above reproach.
My DCL includes: spending too much time on Facebook (internet), picking up a magazine at the grocery store while waiting to pay and comparing myself to celebrities, hanging around with people that say things I know are wrong and not standing up for what I believe is right, wanting to use the money God has entrusted me with in my own way and disregard how he wants me to use it (My husband and I tithe regularly but what I mean is that many times I want to be greedy with the 90% I have when I know God wants me to bless others with it). My DCL list also includes most of the ones you've mentioned with the exception of using drugs...that was a really good list, Jon.
Thank you for your honesty! God is using you incredibly.
P.S. - If you don't mind, I'd like to link your post to my blog.