When you’re a parent, you read books about parenting, take care of your children, provide for them. When you’re an employee, you go to work every day, do your tasks, report to your boss. When you’re a student, you do your home works, study hard to get good grades, stay up late to complete projects.
There are a lot of identities you can associate yourself with. You can be both a parent and and employee. Or, you can be a student and a daughter/son to your parents. And you do such things because those are the normal things of what a parent or a student or an employee should do, (or the like).
This doesn’t make any difference of being a Christian. It’s your identity showing that you are a believer of Jesus Christ. And it’s not being religious when you read and meditate on God’s Word every day, pray to God constantly or serve God through the church. These are normal things to do if you consider yourself a Christian. You also need to feed your soul.
We all get confused sometimes, thinking that Christianity is a religion. But for me, Christianity is a way of life. It’s a path you are choosing as you do your day to day things in life. Somehow, it has been stereotyped that being passionate and loving to God is being religious. I hope that we try to get rid of that concept in our mind and just embrace without confusion that being a Christian, that’s just how it is.
“So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective.” – Colossians 3:1-2