The Convenient Christian 2
Do you even know who I am?
I have clothef myself in an identity that is not befitting
I carry your name
But when you call me by the names I claim
I fail to answer
Have I become comfortable in knowing about you
But not knowing you
Knowing you enough to find myself in you
People know me as a son of you
But am I really a bastard to you?
I just took a selfie
In the place of worship
I remember the outfit of that day
But the sermon
There is a war going on in
My daily struggle to fight the hardship
But my current dilemma is whether or not I should post it
My order just arrived
It is so easy to save
To attend that rave
To be lost in the new wave
But all efforts to convince me to give to your house are in vain
I’m too tired
You’ll go through 5 timelines to get the full gist
But bible reading continues to be met with fuss
Everything else in my life is on cue
But I’m only consistent in prayer to you when I need you
Who am I without you
The world may see a somebody
But without your favor and grace
Well who is anybody
This thing that has led to a collective insanity
We have lost ourselves in the attempt to get others to like us
Two hours of make up
A nice shape up
To hide the real work
Papering over the cracks
The scratches on our wall of character
We want more
More of the acceptance of the world than of you
Will he like me
Will she want me
The real question should be
Do I want him
The alarm goes off
I’ll drop down to the floor and strengthen my biceps
But my spiritual muscle is weak
I’ve been leaving myself defenseless
Against the trials of the world
The struggles untold
I’m holding onto a history that’s faded
Our correspondence is outdated
I’m like a lost child
I don’t call
I’ll be in your home and I won’t open my mouth to greet you
But when I need a ride to the next level
I begin to shout
Oh what have we become
Masks hide who you are
You highlight what you what the world to know
Advice for the broken
Sermons on Youtube
Gossip in private
Malice married with rage
Who are you?
A leader to the Lord
Or a leader of the lost
You claim to want to bring men closer to God
Yet you judge them as they attempt to know said Lord
Are you inviting them to his house
Or ultimately turning them away instead
Girls like men that serve the Lord
I know that
The end times says there will be a lot of false prophets
Not everyone of them will be wearing suits and ties
Many on Twitter and Instagram living lies
Carefully crated quotes and bible verses
Words like a sweet smelling savor people inhale
But they do not exhale the quality you sell
You know you know the Lord
So the women want to know you
Some reflect the Lord
Because they align with what they want to
Today there are men that claim to be of God
But you sit there licking your lips and your shirt is off
Vanity or leading to lust
Your voice is the gift from God
Worship on Sunday
Hands lifted up
But the rest of the week
Your melody is that your hotline isn’t blinging up
Like shopping through the clearance rack
Today Christians pick and choose
Abide by that
Oh that? I’m never guilty of that
The kinds of Christians majority of us are today
Know enough about the Lord
But fail to be challenged in his ways
Tested by his law
You compromise his words and his teachings
At work you’re silent
But your spiritual rights keep being taken
Now the household of Christ seems confused
Some conform to the world
And you agree too
His words are clear
But we try to manipulate the word to accommodate our sin
You and me
Are we completely submissive to his will
Many Christians today are like you and me
Probably going to read this and have it minister to you
But post this or share with your friends
Well that’s something you may never do
Who am I to blame you
I’m just as guilty as you
But who are we fooling
Your bio says “child of God”
He’s still smiling down
But you’re clearly ignoring the call
Someone asked me recently what my purpose was. Simply put, this is it right here.
Well a key part of it. To use my words to inspire and empower people.
It took me years to embrace it but I am a writer, a believer, a work in progress and a child of God. There is sometimes a fear in saying that out loud on social media or in certain quarters out of fear of being judged, ridiculed or sometimes not even believing the words.
When I wrote Part 1 of Convenient Christian, I was actually sitting in a church at the back and it was probably my first time in church for about 3 or 4 months. And to be perfectly honest, I only went because I was beginning to have problems in certain relationships.
One thing I am still thankful to God for is that he can still convict me. Like I do certain things and immediately, I can tell I shouldn’t be doing it or I should be fixing that. Do I ignore his voice sometimes, yes but I am glad he hasn’t gone completely silent.
Recently, I have seen a wave of “new age ministers”. The beautiful and handsome ones with all the right quotes and bible verses for you to retweet or screenshot but I then asked myself, how many of them are truly reflecting God?
It is one thing to know of God but another entirely different thing to be known by God.
You give “great advice” to women, your fan base increases, then the message now involves your looks and it’s no longer about the message. You are doing a disservice to the household of God.
Drawing them in, only to eventually regress them.
I thought I had it figured out.
The vanities of life.
Yes, I cared about my pictures on Instagram, who liked me or wanted to invite me to their party, who was following me on Twitter, how big is this blog.
I got so lost in all that, I didn’t realize when I began to lose myself.
There are core values/assets in you that should never be compromised. The situations may change but who you are should be grounded.
There is a word in this piece for you. Have you found it?
Did you let it minister to you?
I am not a preacher. Nor do I believe that I am in a place to judge anyone regarding his or her relationship with God but this came to me.
There is so much of me in this piece; the constant struggle to balance it all. But more work needs to be done.
So I challenge you today to search your heart and find where you need him most and where you need to do more for God.
I challenge you to be a blessing to someone else today. This relationship with God shouldn’t be built out of convenience.
Whole heartedly serving him should lead to a life of convenience.
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