Hello old friends, new followers, and fellow bloggers-
I was trying to decide if I wanted to blog today, being that it is my day of rest but I noticed something that has rubbed me the wrong way. The problem is that I see this among fellow ” Christians, ” those who are supposedly filled with the love of God. I was talking to the Lord today about how I’ve been getting beat up emotionally and verbally by my fellow brothers and sisters. The attitudes of those I’ve encountered this weekend, if I was not a Christian would make me not come to Christ. This saddened me because I am a Christian, so for me to even think that way disturbed me. So by the title of this post, you can sense where I am going. If you profess Christianity of to be any kind of follower of Christ, I kindly remind you to watch your attitude and how you speak to people. We are to love those around us, love and compassion is supposed to be the differentiating factor between us and the world. How are we different, if we don’t love? If we aren’t kind or hold any ounce of compassion within us? Those who hold compassion truly emulate Christ, because even when he passes judgement- it is still in love. Our attitudes can be the determining factor on whether someone comes to know Christ or not. We have to be careful on how we project Christ to the world, especially those in spiritual leadership. Sarcasm, rude speech, negative talk is not a characteristic of God. He is never intentionally mean and hateful towards us. Nor is he ever “nice-nasty”, getting us “told” without thought. That is not who God is…. and those who project Him that way, haven’t taken the time to truly know Him. Y’all I’ve been guilty of using these tactics but as i come to know Him, i realize that my attitude is very important. Sometimes, you have to sacrifice being right to keep the peace in your environment. I learned that you don’t always have to get the last word nor do you always have to confront people on what they’ve done. Instead, go to God and ask Him to handle the situation- I rather Him handle it than for me to compromise my witness even for a second. We are all works in progress, myself included- so I encourage you guys to keep at it. Don’t let others immaturity skew your image of God and your budding relationship with Him, Be the bigger person and God will cause everything to work out for you. Watch Your Attitude!!!!
Until next time,
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