God works differently in people’s lives and at different stages of life. There is no set “mold” that a Christian’s story follows and no one form that a Christian’s life takes. Jesus calls people from all backgrounds and walks of life. All Christians are a work in progress, as the Holy Spirit works to renew our hearts and minds to be more like Christ. It’s not something we do, but something he does in us.
“In your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.”
–1 Peter 3:15