Matthew 5:13-16 (AMP) 13 You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men. 14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.
We are the flavor in the world. If we have lost our flavor then what good are we? We should not be motivated to do good things to be seen by others, but because we love God and to bring others to God. We can show a better life that someone can have with God.
Some of us have people in our lives that are not believers. It will not help to preach and preach to them and argue with them about going to church, changing their views or whatever. What we need to do is be a consistent example by going on in our Christian life. We should not be a preachy, judgmental, religious hypocrite. Don’t preach and be a nag, but continue to live your Godly life at love people where they are at on their personal journey.
One of the best things we can do is continue living our Christian life and not let the non-Christians make us unhappy. We can stay peaceful no matter what the circumstances are and continue to be who we are. Eventually our consistent witness may change their life.