The secular world looks at Christians as though, somehow, we are made differently. They believe that because we have a savior and believe in something more that the troubles and stresses of this life do not impact us. This is nonsense, of course, and just another example of the secular world’s misconception of those within the faith. Despite the false connotations from nonbelievers, we must remain focused on Christ and not give in.
This is a trick from the enemy because we are told to separate ourselves from the world and while Christ does want us to separate ourselves from the secular world system that we are a part of, separating ourselves from our human emotions is rather difficult. People who have walked with Christ for fifty years still find it difficult not to worry about the things of this life and while it may become easier, we need to ensure that we always keep ourselves in check because if we allow our fears and troubles or our accomplishments and feats to get the best of us, we will lose sight of the things above.
We, believers, are still human which is why we are to keep our minds and eyes on things above. Christ created each of us and walked this Earth so He knows about the temptations that impact us and the fears the drive us which is why Christ was quick to instruct us to “Come Unto Me”. Different times within scripture, Christ tells us to follow Him and that all that call upon His name shall be answered (Psalm 91:15) and Christ is not talking to just believers but anyone who is willing to listen.
Jesus tells us that He came to save the lost (Matthew 18:11) but He never says that a nonbeliever is unworthy of Him. Rather, He says that if anyone looks for Him, they will find Him (Matthew 7:7). What Christ offers to us believers; He also offers to nonbeliever if only they will Come Unto Him. Christ offers us all eternal salvation and the only thing that He asks in return that we accept Him and we know this because Christ says that He stands at the door and knock (Revelation 3:20) and this is true for each and every one of us.
Sadly, not every one will open the door to Christ. Not every person will accept the free invitation to eternal salvation. There is no question that our God is a gentleman and a most gracious host. He loves us all so much that He gave up His life for us and paid a price for our eternal salvation (John 3:16). This is significant because none of us, on our own merit, could reach Heaven but Christ paid the price for us and because Christ is the only way to Heaven, if we open up the door to Him, He will come in to us (Revelation 3:20). In other words, if we will only take up our cross and follow Christ, we will dwell with Him in our eternal resting place.