Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I have to get this out...I'm sorry if it seems harsh.

"If you've gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life...if you have a heart... then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends...Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don't be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourself long enough to lend a helping hand." Philippians 2:1-4 the msg

Well, I am going to go off on a tangent…If you call yourself a Christian…a little Christ…. an imitator of Christ…then why do you have so much hostility in your life?

I am a little frustrated by conversations with people that complain all the time. Don’t get me wrong I know there is a time for heated discussions; problem solving and disagreements can be very productive, heartfelt convictions can be very hard to keep to ourselves but complaining as your main point of conversation. NO.

If you have a problem and you share it with someone and they try to help you…they are being Christ-like {Ephesians 4:9}. If you want to constantly talk about how others are failing you {Romans 15:1} …people are going to stop listening. If you complain all the time about how another Christian is not doing something the way you would…{Philippians 2:14} then be a part of the solution or walk away. If you have had more than one conversation about how Jesus doesn’t like tattoos {2 Corinthians 10:7}.... you have not gotten out enough to see how many people Jesus loves that have tattoos. If you can’t take a few hours to help a widow work around her house {James 1:7} …. then your life must be way more important than Jesus ever thought possible. If you can’t love others because they have sin in their life {Romans 3:23}…then you don't understand that we all have sin in our life.

I know that God is a just God and that God calls us to make judgments every single day…judgments on our own behavior not on the behaviors of others. Yes, we have to be discerning, we need to be wise, we need to careful whom we allow to influence us but I am telling you right now…Jesus wants us to put others before ourselves. Which means that sometimes we need to just love, respect, help, and accept people for who they are and pray that their journey in life will lead them to the place that God wants them.

I am disappointed and shocked at how many people that consider themselves followers of God are so thoughtless with their words and lack of deeds. I think it’s time to re-evaluate “What Would Jesus Do.”

For further reading to encourage your decision to live more Christ like check out Romans 12!!


  1. hallelujah, brothers and sisters, read these
    words of wisdom and praise the Lord for
    people who are willing to step out of their
    comfort zone and nuture we sinners