Monday Motivation: Don’t Forget Where You Come From…

Hey guys!

I hope your weekend was great! Today I have something laying on my heart and I don’t know who needs to hear this today but I’m going to share it. As a young Christian, It is no easy feat to stay grounded and to stay on the path God has designed for me. But by His grace I’m holding on! I’m nowhere near perfect and will never be, but my intention is to serve Christ and be an example to those I interact with each day.

But you what really grinds my gears? ( irritates me to the core) Is when people forget where they are coming from and look down on people who have not made the decision to enter into a relationship with Christ. Or people who have made the step towards said relationship  and are struggling to maintain it. We as Christians need to remember that we weren’t born saved! Each one of us had to accept the gift of salvation granted to us by God the Father by sending His son Jesus Christ to die on a cross for us. So when people have the audacity to judge or count people out because they are struggling … that really hurts my heart.

What if it was me? Well… it has been me. A girl doing what I wanted to do, whenever I wanted to do it . A girl with an extremely bad temper that led to many physical altercations. A girl stubborn and hard-headed and totally not following the will of God ( partying, clubs etc)  But even when people counted me out, God didn’t! I was lucky to have a family that never gave up on me and prayed for me and stayed on me until I decided to smarten up. I mean I was saved at 10, baptized at 13, filled with the holy ghost at 16 and went downhill from 16-19. God did not play the number one role in my life during those years. I never felt ( and never feel) comfortable when I’m doing something contrary to God’s will. But if I slip, that doesn’t mean count me out. What if I didn’t have a supportive family? Does that mean I’m not worth compassion?

We sometimes wonder why people leave churches, or stray away from God. It’s because we as Christians forget to show that same compassion that Christ shows us. Now that doesn’t mean we condone or accept behaviour that is contrary to the will of God. But it also doesn’t mean we turn our back on someone who may be struggling. Pray for them, encourage them , be there for them. Despite their flaws and disappointments, JUST LOVE THEM ANYWAY! Take them to Jesus in prayer. Give them positive examples of Godly living and Love!

I know this post was a little of a rant but my heart is actually hurting thinking about the way we as “Christians” treat people sometimes. I pray that I am always able to love like Christ loves. The poor, the broken in spirit, the sinners because I myself am just a sinner saved by grace.

Check out this song by Tasha Page Lockhart  called “Different” that really hits home: ( Lyrics below as well)

Lyrics:

Back when I was seventeen
Like every other girl I used to have big dreams
But then I got introduced to some other things

And suddenly the church girl I was originally

Became different

See the wrong things can call your name
I chose to answer when the spirit said walk away
And now I live with circumstances that I can’t erase
I just wish I could go back now to yesterday

Cause it was different

But there’s not a hole too deep
Naw,
That God will reach down and save me; me
See He cleaned me up and made new
Said Welcome back
Now I’m standing here in front of you
Hey,
I’m different Yall I’m not the same
Ever since I met the savior see my life has changed
I must admit back in the days I did some crazy things
But that’s my past
See my past has now passed away

Now I’m different

See I’m different Yall I’m not the same
Ever since I met King Jesus now my life has changed
I must admit back in the days I did so crazy things
But that’s my past
See my past has now passed away

See I’m human I gonna make mistakes
If and when I do
Please show me some grace
Cause though it may be me who messed up today
It may your turn tomorrow then I bet you’ll say

Something Different

Cause what goes around comes back around
Those you hurt on your way up will be there when your down,down

I use to be the same way
But one Sunday morning something in my heart changed

OH…

I’m different Yall I’m not the same
Ever since I met the savior see my life has changed
I must admit back in the days I did some crazy things
But that’s my past
See my past has now passed away

Now I’m different

See I’m different Yall I’m not the same
Ever since I met King Jesus now my lift has changed
I must admit back in the days I did so crazy things
But that’s my past
See my past has now passed away

But there’s not a hole too deep
Naw,
That God will reach down and save me
See He cleaned me up and made new
Said Welcome back
Now I’m standing here in front of you
Oh…

Lead Vamp-
You can see it
In my walk
Others see it
In how I talk
I can see it
In how I pray
I start to shed some tears each word I say
They tell me
Like day and night
I’d use to go off quick
I’d fuse and fight
I’d blamed everyone else for my mistakes
Someone got to close I pushed away
But then Jesus came in my life
Saw my potential
And made it right
Not just religion but something real
It’s what I know now
Not what I feel
You can’t tell it
Like I can
Look at me
I’m born again
It wasn’t easy
What I’ve been though
I’m stronger now
I can help you
Look at me! Different! Different!

I’m different
Different
Different
How I’m different
Different
Different
Different
See I’m different
I’m different
Different
Different
But now, I’m different
Different
I was different
Different
Different
Different
Different
Different

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6 thoughts on “Monday Motivation: Don’t Forget Where You Come From…

  1. Wow! Awesome! This is what God wants us to be Real! I did so love this post! Thank God He will Never Give Up On Us! Thanks for sharing that song I love it! Keep if moving you’re doing a wonderful job! 🙂 May God bless you Numbers 6:24 🙂 Have a lovely day 🙂

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