Before I begin, each week we have a discussion. We are all sisters in Christ and we should act accordingly. If ANYONE posts a mean come back or has the profound need to force others to believe what they believe to the point of arguing, their comments will be deleted and never again approved on this site. So play NICE!
OK…on to the discussion part…
Are you Afraid to be “too Radical” for Christ?
This may sound like a simple question, and we all know the “good Christian” answer. However, I am going to be quite honest here, I have been doing my own self reflection and I believe the Holy Spirit keeps asking me this same question. Are you afraid to be considered “too radical” for Christ? You see, it is not the world that holds me back sometimes, it is “other Christians”.
Yes, I am admitting that at times, I have watered down my message. Or felt guilty for not watering it down out of fear of losing readers, offending or being called “legalistic”. I am not by any stretch legalistic. I know this. However, any time you talk about holiness or come up against a topic that “Christiandom” has embraced (right or wrongly), you can become an outcast fairly quickly. Or, at the very least be called the “ignorant” one.
You see, many of us like to dissect the Word of God, and categorize it to what is “relevant for today” and what is not. I believe with every fiber of my being that is wrong. Who are we to decide that? God is the SAME…yesterday, today and FOREVER! When did we decide He was any different that He was when He created the universe? He has not and never will change to appease the “times”. Yes, we now have liberty in Christ through the Blood that He shed. However, that does not allow us liberty to sin.
Why is this topic coming up over and over in MY head?
Well, I have been feeling the Lord prodding me to put all my focus on this blog. To pour my heart into it. Part of this plan, is me going to more Social Media events and getting the word out about Moms of Faith. Well, as soon as I started pursuing that, I began to hear the little wormy devil’s voice in my ear…“You will lose readers…They will think you are too radical…Who are you to represent anything…You are too direct…Tone it down so you can gain more readership…Nobody likes you…You should adjust that review, it’s too much…You will never get sponsors being radical…” I can go on and on. Yes, I rebuke it. However, the battle is brutal and the devil is not playing. He wants me to back off.
Well, guess what devil??
God has called me BECAUSE I am bold and direct. God has called me TO BE RADICAL. If I lose readers, so be it. However, if just ONE of Daddy’s girls gets convicted, comes out of ignorance or is challenged to dig deeper into His Word, than I know my God will say; “Well Done” at the end of my days. Pleasing man will not be my goal! Gain will not be my goal. Watering down a message will not be my way of blogging. PLEASING God will be my one and ONLY focus!
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. – Hosea 4:6a
OK, how about you? Are you afraid??
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