I Live Two Lives
When someone asks me “how are you doing”, I am not sure how to answer. I have two responses: How I am feeling naturally and how I am in Christ. My response will be one of the two depending on the person asking the question or I might decide on the middle ground. For example, if I have joy because I am in Christ, but I am depressed because of my natural circumstances, I might answer the question with “I am alright”. If someone asks me about my week, I might answer “wonderful”, even though it was mundane. This is because, even though I did the same things that I do every week, I experienced Christ as my joy. He made my week wonderful. I might answer another person asking the same question with, “my week was good”. This is because I know that the person has no care for Christ or explaining my experience in Christ would confuse them. I often feel as if I am living double lives. One life is ordinary and bland, the other gets more and more exciting every day.
Which answer is correct? Both are correct to me. I don’t feel as if either is lying. Although, it is often difficult to decide which answer to give. I would appreciate any opinions.