Imagine that you and are in a library and all of a sudden I whisper you this:
” Sometimes a christian can be like the little kid that passes the little cereal box on the table because he wants to reach the BIG COLORFUL BOX at the top of the fridge (cause that would be a great achievement, one that his parents and peers would notice) but he’s too small to grab it. So he complains and complains and complains about the box and how high up it is. Then he tells everyone at his pre-school how bad he thinks the box is…..and now the box is evil……..all because he couldn’t reach it.
We (meaning some of us) have a tendency to “GO-OUT-OF-OUR-WAY” to “expose” certain artist or make songs “solely” about them and how evil we think they are as people.
We also like to shoot for the most “popular” figures (to “expose”) in culture as well.
When will we reach out to the “Kanye West” that performs at our local coffee shop every Thursday night?
Or the “Sigmund Freud” that teaches our children’s science class?
Or the next “Lebron James” that we see at the gym Mon-Fri? Flushing every shot from the three point line…..every…time. with ease?
Don’t answer me.
Just think about it.”
My heart tells me: “Give them what they deserve……follow me.”
My God tells me: “Give them what they don’t deserve. forgiveness……follow me.”
My heart tells me: “Look at what they’ve done to you.”
My God tells me: “Look at what I’ve done for you.”
My soul cries out: “Lord, help me. Guide my heart please.”
My flesh cries out: “Revenge.”
My God says: “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you”
My heart says: “Follow me.”
My God says: “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”
My flesh says: “Follow me! NOW!”
My God says: ” So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.”