Why don't they just got ahead and say it, right? Like it would be so much easier to get it out of the way and be TOTALLY transparent about how we really feel about each other. I guess that's why I have such a hard time with "Christians" who say they love, yet venon runs from their veins! I'm just a little more transparent than that.
I've been in church my whole life. But I tell you, there are some days that I see why people don't go!
So I get it sister! I get why you are tired of the FAKE Christians. I'm fed up with fake Christians too! In efforts to show you that I "get it" too, and not all of us Jesus girls are this way, I'm being completely vulnerable right now. Because I'm guessing I'm not the only one who's had these feelings or felt judged by the church, and I don't want you giving up on the church, Jesus doesn't want you giving up on the church for those FAKE girls either.
If you know me at all, you should know that I LOVVVVE church, but girrrrrrl I haven't always. As a young girl I was made to go, so I went from loving it to hating it to liking it to hating it to loving it again! You follow? :) I always will love the church. The purpose here is to communicate brutal honesty, so please...be gentle. Blogs like this can be difficult to share, but I feel like it needs to be said, for both sides to see, and to shed some light on all of us Jesus girls.
I receive messages or emails from time to time of negative nature about what a self-absorbed jerk I am, or that I am the last person who needs to give marital advice and that I should really keep all that private. They typically come from insecure people who do not know my heart, or for that matter, do not even know me! So....I brush it off. Bless and release, right?
But what I'm FED UP with is the messages that are sent out of pure HATE that are signed....
YOURS IN CHRIST or MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU. Or from those who don't go to the SOURCE and spread false accusation. Sometimes I still feel trapped in the middle school cafeteria?!
Just stop it. The judgement. All of it.
Stop being stupid.
If you want to rant, own it, rant TO ME, not ABOUT ME, or my family, but PLEASE don’t hide behind a warm, cheery reference of God.
I'm sorry, but I'm over FAKE. I can see right through it and so can EVERYONE else.
I'm NOT judging you, that's not up to me, but PLEASE stop saying stupid things like may God richly bless you while you pour out judgment on me. It's a mockery to the rest of us Jesus girls. It's nothing more than taking His name in vain.
We wonder why our churches are empty. Maybe all of this judgement, gossip and "praying" from a distance that is causing others to separate themselves from it all. They don't want to feel the judgement, because they already feel the shame of their past decisions.
Maybe your "yours in Christ or may God richly bless you" should be more transparent. Maybe you should just call it like it is. Maybe then you could reach more.
Maybe if you labeled your rants like this...
"I pursue Jesus, but I am about to unleash a world of judgment on you and everyone in this room that isn't just like me! My distaste for you and everything you hold dear will not be able to withstand the venom I will poor out. I will pray for you, but I'm not about to lift a finger to help you or be seen with you. Here is the number for a counselor, you’ll need it when I am done with you. I meant every word I said.
Yours In Christ"
I hope you've read until the end. Guys! I would be lost without Jesus. My marriage wouldn't be restored. My relationships with my children, with my family wouldn't be restored. I wouldn't be helping others overcome obstacles like I have if it weren't for Jesus. But my Jesus hasn't called ME to judge others harshly, He's called me to restore them and to love them. He surely hasn't called me to unleash judgement, hate and make others feel shame. That's not what Christianity is about. It's about love, grace and mercy. Especially for those who have fallen. They need it the most.
Your crazy, broken, imperfect, strong-willed human, who might be a little psychotic, but still loves Jesus