If there is one thing I’ve learned over the course of my faith journey, it’s that people are going to let you down. Time after time I’ve tried to model my life after a celebrity or person who professed Christ but, to my eventual disappointment, did not actually possess Christ.

Another problem I’ve encountered  is judgement in the church. It’s become such a problem that it often pushes people out of our doors. The reality is, we are all sinners in need of a Savior. Revelation 22:17 doesn’t specify that you have to dress a certain way, make a certain salary, or even worship in a certain style. Rather, it says “WHOEVER” desires, let him take the water of life freely.

We need to look to Jesus as a model. Remember, everyone reflects the “imago Dei,” made in the image of God. As C. S. Lewis reminds us, “Remember that the dullest, most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship.” Thus we should treat every human being with love and respect.

So here’s the deal. This blog was created to inspire you to reflect on who God truly is. It should serve as a reminder of Matthew 7:3-5 and inspire you to take the plank out of your own eye first.  I Am Not the Standard is meant to point you back to Jesus as the sole definer of how you live your life.

It’s time for us to refocus our attention. Not to the world, but to the Word.

As a sinner who is daily reminded of my own need for a Savior, I hope this blog will encourage you to pursue truth more wholeheartedly and remind you that you are not the standard for Christianity.  I hope you will always remind yourself that “I am not the standard”.

-Evan

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