every thursday I start with a thrill and leave with a breakdown. i just don’t get how my life can benefit from this anymore. yes, my emotions are talking. i just need some sleep.
And don’t get me wrong. I AM a church kid.
But there is so many things they say.. they are literally an entire stereotype all together.
“I’m so blessed to be…” “its not religion its relationship” and all the pictures of bibles and coffee. together. in the same picture.
The difficult thing is that I poke fun, I don’t hurt anyone. I say and tweet cool tidbits like “I love shaking hands with christians until it becomes a relationship boundary”. And lately some people have told me they have become a little.. put off by it?
Which just proves a point I’ve been dying to make.. there IS such thing as a church trend. Because yeah, who am I to judge another person’s society or culture when I live in just as much of a diverse society/culture? It makes sense. So because if people love God and I am not opposing it, there is no sense that anyone should be offended with my light facetiousness unless they felt they were part of the opposition.. but my opposition is not a belief, it’s a trend. It’s a pattern of things that a certain group of people say and do. A trend.
See I’m not even against the trend. I’m really not. If you know me you also know that I try to make fun of just about anything I can. That’s not the point.
What I’m afraid of? Is that people will walk into a church and leave with some simple bible verses memorized with a “passion” to go out into the world preaching the name of God because we’ve planted a seed based on emotion that surrounds the idea. I mean, it’s not gonna be a hard step for ME to take, going off preaching the gospel if I my hands aren’t tied behind my back, every service is an emotional cry-fest (I do best with people who are ‘broken’), I’m going to listen to amazing worship that’s comprised of the PERFECT formula of sounds coming from the guitar/bass/vocalist all together, and I’m also with my best friends who are also easy followers of comfort.
Like I said, this isn’t all bad I’ve come to realize. In fact, I enjoy it. And I believe that emotions can be at play for God’s masterpiece in the end.
My point is.. if I have all that? I can feel free to Instagram all the Philippians 4:13 images I want (with my pumpkin spice latte no less) because it’s part of a social scene that ACCEPTS it. Just like if I have amazing music, amazing friends, a motivational speaker, and they all are smokin’ cigs and gettin’ nak’, it wouldn’t be difficult for me to do the same.
And I’d hate to imagine a person who walks into a church and gets new ideas but has NO clue who God actually is. besides what they are told.
How are some people going to personally discover the power of God to “take our sins away” if we just go around saying “God took my sins away i am so happy lol”
God is so much more than that.
I know this after years of a wasted life. Even worse. A sinless, wasted life.
Many people don’t believe in God and we can’t use the encouragement that we have to also encourage them. We can’t even prove God. That’s all in our actions. But if we walked into a comfortable place of living (The Jesus Trend I call it) it’s not hard to be “good”. There’s just no depth in that, is the problem.
I love everyone too much to see a church become popular for the wrong reasons.
Take all the Christian lingo out of the picture and focus on what really matters.
There is a God who loves you. At least I believe so. It’s not bad that you are part of the church trend. If you are, awesome. But trends and Jesus don’t always go hand-in-hand.
So Follow Jesus. #newcommitmentoftheday #Christiangirlsusehashtagstoo