by Gray Graham
Imagine if you will a world where you only share your ideas with people that actually want to hear your ideas? I know it is a fantasy concept but humor me for a moment. What if you only gave sermons to people that came to your church to hear what you had to say? What if you only went to a church where you wanted to hear what the pastor had to say?
One of the things that has always baffled me is that most of my followers don’t actually agree with the message that I put out there. The people that message or email me always tell me how wrong I am. Either I need to quote the Bible verse in the original Hebrew because that will make it more magical or I am telling people a truth that will hurt their feelings. Others simply say that I am stupid for being in a “god” in the first place since they know definitely that God does not exist.
Now over the years you could say that has bothered me. Serving God is my life. It is a part of everything I do. I love to talk about God with anyone that wishes to listen but I never go out of my way to actually give a message to people about God. I make myself available to anyone that would like to talk but I do not force that conversation.
As I said before God is apart of everything that I do regardless of if I state it or not. Enough people let me know that my message is about God so I know that it is out, so why do so many people that reject God follow me?
I am going to tell you right now that I do not have the answer. I know a lot of people like to act like just because they say they believe in God, then they have the answers to everything in the universe. Well everything except with they fall short with their own sin.
I am sure a lot of the attention I receive is because so many people do so much wrong in the name of the Lord. Those sins cause pain in others. The only thing the wounded know is that the person claim to be a Christian and from where they sit their behavior is not any different that others that call themselves a Christian.
It is amazing how many people run with that Christian label. I have people proclaim that some is doing God’s work, when that is a trail of sinful behavior still going on that has destroyed lives. This doesn’t matter because the person keeps saying how much they love God but they are never showing it.
Other people simply reject the teachings of Jesus Christ and wish to have them expunged from the Earth. They wish to remove Jesus from our society. If they can not remove Jesus then at the very least that want to water his message down so it is just the happy go lucky teaching of someone that will just accept all your sins and you have a free pass.
Well I do not have a message that adjust for the times. I don’t put a message out that justifies sin. If the Bible says it is wrong then it is wrong. If the Spirit let’s me know it is not of God then that is what I say. It is not going to be a popular view but it is the view of God and that is all that really matters.
This message is not for everybody. I know some people might feel compelled to debate the merits of their stated views but I am not that person. There are too many people in need that want your help to give that energy to people that reject you.
If we spent more time dedicated to those people in need I believe we could do more good and would be more at peace. It may very well be the calling of some to go places they are not wanted but that is definitely not the calling of most. I say this because most people simply can not handle the task.
So the next time you will moved to defend the word of God, don’t. Simply let the issue be and walk away. Doesn’t matter if you are giving the message or receiving the message, if it does not move your spirit then leave it alone.
You have to want to follow God and His followers. If that is not your desire then just go in peace following your own path.