Happy Motivation Monday, y'all.
I have a message on my heart that might be a little controversial and y'all might not agree with me. That's okay. We all have a right to think differently without conflict.
Something that's been eating at my heart is religion. When people ask you what religion are you, what do you say? Well, I know a lot of you will either answer Christian or Catholic.
I have a different answer for myself. Sure, technically, I'd be called a Christian. And there's nothing wrong with that title. My problem is the people who say they're Christian, go to church religiously, but don't act how the Bible says we should act. They're two-faced. They act like Christians at church, putting on a facade for the church family, then once they're not in church, they drop the act. No one should be two-faced.
If someone were to ask me what religion I am, I would say I'm a believer in the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ. I'm a believer in what the Bible says.
No, we aren't perfect. We aren't going to get it right all the time. We will fall from perfection because we just aren't perfect. We're human and we're sinners.
I've met so many "Christians" who give me dirty looks because I don't fit the description of what they think a Christian should be. Imagine if I wasn't a believer and I had come to the church to find peace. It wouldn't have been found there.
Churches these days seem to lack a welcoming spirit. No, I haven't been to many churches, but it's something you see by observing people. So many troubled people may try to go to a church and find peace, but when they're welcomed with judgement, they won't come back.
I guess what I'm trying to say is church doesn't equal Heaven. Heaven equals someone who believes in the Bible, that Jesus is our Savior, and did their best to be the best version of themselves.
I'm not saying all the people who go to church all the time are like this, but I've met quite a few.
God said He will judge us. Christians were called to be kind and welcoming to everyone.
Key word: Welcoming. That doesn't mean you agree with their lifestyle. Love the sinner, hate the sin. At least, that's what Jesus taught.
Of course, there are people I don't agree with. I don't agree with their lifestyles and opinions. But I don't wish any ill will. I just go about my way and they go about theirs.
I know this was kind of long and ramble-y. I just felt like I needed to say this. Bottom line: Jesus does not equal religion. A relationship with Him is what's important, not going to church day in and day out.
Now you may ask how was this motivating? Well, like I said before, motivation may not be some cheesy quotes that encourage you. Motivation can be something that makes you think. That's what I wanted to do today. Of course, I'll be doing the encouraging posts as well. But I'm a big advocate for people making up their own opinions without outside help. I'm a big believer in getting people to think. So hopefully I've accomplished that today.
God bless y'all. 😁
Seeing as I know some of y'all might not agree with me, I encourage you to talk to me in the comments below, but please keep the comments nice. We can have healthy debate. I totally respect your opinion and would like that you respect mine.
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