Today I was not going to post. Today I was going to work on tomorrow’s post. But I’ve been reading through the blogging community, and my heart is aching. I’ve been struggling remaining silent, trying to figure out what to say, and what to not to say in relation to is it of God.
I need to say something.
Believers need to STOP acting like the victim. Jesus Christ was NEVER a victim. He was persecuted and hated. But He never complained about it.
We are to be Christlike. Not “Christian.” Not “religious.” We are to be Christlike, and we can only do that through having an active and daily relationship with Jesus Christ.
I am accountable to that. We all who are followers of Christ are accountable to that.
So why is it so many people act like we aren’t? We have become so emotional about our feelings, our past, and how this world looks at us…that our face is smashed into the dirt of this earth.
We can’t even look up for goodness sake.
Do you know how many times today alone, from multiple bloggers (not one in particular), I have read how people have fallen away from Christ?
And just guess how many had to do with an emotional issue?
If our spiritual walk with Christ is broken, if we allow perverse things in our lives, tv shows, books, music, movies, you name it. Profanity, nudity, love of money, addictions of all forms, etc. If our spiritual walk with Christ is broken, then our flesh will rule. We will become broken. Bitterness, anger, jealousy, envy, and more. All of those EMOTIONS will reign. They will take root in our lives, become a mask, and seep into our homes mingling with the perverseness of this world we already allow in our homes.
And we cannot…cause I see it everyone…we cannot blame fallen believers for this either. Whatever fallen believers do, if it is not Christlike, then He is not being reflected in their actions. The body of Christ (the church body) is NEVER a substitute for Christ Himself.
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I do not believe people need to go to church to have the right relationship with Christ. That’s false. That is why so many toxic fallen believers are in church, right, let’s get that out there.
But fallen believers do not stop us from talking to the Lord. They may sow seeds of pain, but they do not stop us from talking to the Healer, and learning how to forgive through Christ. That’s us.
When we face the Lord, at the end of our days, we can’t blame anyone because we don’t have the whole truth on anyone else…except us. We have ourselves to blame, and yeah that may be difficult to hear. I’m not trying to tear anyone down. Again, I am not speaking to anyone in particular. But I have seen enough in this community that I can’t remain silent. We will only have ourselves to blame, when He says, “I do not know you.”
BECAUSE WE DO NOT TAKE THE TIME TO ACTUALLY GET TO KNOW CHRIST, HIS WORD, HIS SPIRIT, AND GIVE HIM OUR TIME OF DAY!
It goes to our family. It goes to our job. It goes to ourselves. And we have the nerve to spent 15 minutes or less a day, a week, a month, a year, year+, in prayer, reading His word, and wondering, “Lord, where are You?”
WHERE AM I WHEN IT COMES TO HIM?
Everyone, the conviction is real.
Lord, forgive me because I AM GUILTY!
How many of our requests to Him are about Him doing something for us? His guidance. His direction. How often do we simply try to be thankful and content?
I’ve shared how it is easy for us to put a target on God. For Him to be Alpha and Omega, and since He has not dictated the life we want, we “apparently” have the right to be upset with this. That’s from our fear and anger at our lack of control. If we can’t control something the way we want, then it is God’s fault.
We know nothing. He knows everything.
Yet we act like we know everything and He knows nothing.
God forgive us. Forgive us for our selfishness, and the box we try to contain You in.
I am as guilty as anyone reading this.