Someoneone sad said, “Sincerity is the key to success. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made!”
Unfortunately, a lot of people who profess to be Christians live that way, keeping up a good front to impress others with their spirituality. But if you knew how they really live, you’d find that they are faking it.
We all value authenticity, especially when it comes to our faith. But how can we know if our faith is genuine?
We’re all prone to fake it, aren’t we! It’s not spiritually healthy to be overly introspective, but sometimes it is good to do an inside checkup.
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
So, ask yourself, “Is my Christianity authentic or am I faking it?” Here are so thinks you may want to examin in yourself:
Am I marked by thankfulness and prayer?
Is my faith in Jesus Christ and His gospel?
Am I working at genuine love for all of God’s people, especially those I rub shoulders with every day?
Am I motivated in all I do by the hope laid up for me the promis of everlasting life?
Perfection in these things is not required or possible in this life. But to be authentic Christians, we should be working at and making progress in thankfulness and prayer; faith in Christ and the gospel; love for one another; and the hope laid up for us in everlasting life