It’s God’s Fault | We Are Broken Believers

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.

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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.

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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?”

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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. 


Month Scripture (NIV) Job 2:10, “Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”

29 thoughts on “It’s God’s Fault | We Are Broken Believers

  1. Coming from a developing country, I must say that what we call pain here in the developed world is what others call enjoyment in undeveloped or developing world. The Christianity practiced in the West is “comfort Christianity”. Seriously it shocks me how easily offended I see people get and to be honest, it has started robbing off on me. However I always try to remember how many people back home are still serving and crying for more of God regardless of the hurt and pain that comes with life. I thank God that I have that experience to look back on.

    All of these makes me ask “Do we really love God or we love talking about the idea of loving God?”.

    Let’s not also forget that in the last days, the bible says men will be lovers of themselves. Lovers of all things comfort. So whenever we feel like we have had sandwich twice in a row, we yell at God and ignore His word as if to say He is loosing. He doesn’t need us for Him to be God. He is Sovereign and He is God all by Himself. Serving Him is for our own good.

    There is a lot of pain and I am not trying to trivialise what others are going through. I have families back home who have devoted their lives to God and have been serving God all there lives but still they are dealing with sicknesses and pain. I have my own issues too. But hey, we refuse to magnify our pain above Christ. We look up to the Hills where our help comes from.

    God have mercy on us all including me🙏🏾

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    1. It is definitely true we are easily blinded by comfort, and the blessings He has already given us. Kinda like we stand through storms with the Lord, but He’s like, “Hey, I’m not only here, I’m going to give you a raincoat.”

      Paul said it clearly. We should boast in weaknesses so that the power of Christ would be upon us, and instead, in our weakness we tend to yell, be angry, bitter, and attack God with our words and silence.

      I don’t know when we got the idea in our head to determine what our “healing” would be from God, but an answer to prayer does not work that way. That’s the truth. Christ answers us in so many ways, it may not be physical.

      ❤ May the Lord direct our eyes and hearts, and may we praise Him with lifted hands.

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  2. This is another post that makes we wish WordPress had a “I absolutely love this” button instead of a vanilla “liked”. You have, with clarity and conviction, described the American church culture: “We are to be Christlike. Not “Christian.” Not “religious.” We are to be Christlike”–Christlike requires surrender and sacrifice, something too many are unwilling to do. Thanks for this reminder and challenge. Now excuse me while I go read your 2 posts about the idol called “church”…..

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    1. Thank you so much. I prayed for conviction of the Holy Spirit to stir us all. I do not believe it is just the American church. I’ve read from too many bloggers around the world their struggles. It is not America (only) it is the body of Christ. God help us.

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  3. The Holy Spirit definitely led you in the writing of this post! I think the most powerful lines in the entire post come at the end: “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.” Thank you, dear TR, for being faithful to write directly, boldly and powerfully for the Lord! ❤ ❤

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    1. Thank you, Lynn!! I was praying that the Holy Spirit would be over it, that I was not just writing out of frustration and hurt, but something He wanted and something He could use for His conviction in us. I believe He is at work in this post, and I’m so thankful for it. ❤

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    1. I know I can’t write it without God convicting me that’s for sure, and I’m thankful He is. I really have to think about a lot because it’s like He is telling me, “You can’t just write this stuff, make sure you are active.” Hear you loud and clear, Lord, God help me.

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  4. “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.”
    Amen! Very powerful and convicting! Preach it, sister! 💗

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