This world is looking for hope. There are people in your life who want a way out of their situation. If you are a believer, it means you have found that hope, and His name is Jesus. In this case, they are watching you. If you are living what you say you believe, they will see a difference. But they won't necessarily know why you are different.
They don't know how you can have peace in your storm. They don't know how you can love the person who just did you wrong. They don't know how you can avoid the consumeristic culture and still be content with so little. They don't know how you can truly forgive, even when you haven't received just recompense. They see these things. They admire them, albeit in a suspicious way. They wonder if it is always true in your life. But they sure wish they had it. They may have be able to pull it off at times, but they don't know how it becomes part of one's DNA.
At some point, they are likely to ask you about it. It may be around the end, by just stating how peaceful you seem when you get a bad report from the doctor, or during a family struggle. They may compliment you on being a strong person. They may come right out and ask how in the world you can be the way you are. However the inquiry comes, be prepared to share the truth with them. The truth is not, "Thank you... I don't know how I am able to have this crazy joy in the midst of tragedy." The answer is not, "Well, my daddy was always a strong man when things went bad." The answer is not, "Well, I know my grandma is watching over me." If you are a Christian, your answer should always point the one asking to Jesus, who is the author and finisher of your faith. The watching world may wonder about the source of our hope, only until they ask. Then there should be no question. Do not be ashamed to tell the truth in this matter. It is precisely what they want and need.
Peter, who on the night before the crucifixion famously denied the Master multiple times to those who inquired of his relationship with Jesus, finally came to a place of victory and wrote this in a letter, " But even if you should suffer for righteousness, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear or be disturbed, but honor the Messiah as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you." (1 Peter 3:14-15)
My name is David, and I want to know God more, and help other people find Him.