We can’t give what we haven’t got.
If you buy a Coke and find that the can is empty when you open it, you’re going to take that back to the store and demand a full one. If when you open it, you immediately recognize that it’s that not-so-great store-brand cola, you’re going to go right back and tell them you want the “Real Thing.”
We require authenticity.
So, are we the real thing or not? Do we truly reflect Jesus or are we chameleon Christians? It’s way too easy to go through the motions and look like a believer, but not be one for real.
That requires authenticity.
To be authentic in anything means to be wholeheartedly committed to it without any reservations, and devoting all our resources to it without compromise.
According to the Word of God, authentic Christians believe in Christ and are led by Christ, allowing Him to daily direct their paths and continually transform their hearts and minds as they grow.
This connected relationship is vital.
Since we cannot give what we do not have, we must be authentic in our faith to be able to give it away. Otherwise the gospel we will preach will not resonate with our hearers.
This teaching will help you find your starting point to move forward.
May we all be prepared to join Jesus as fishers of men.