By definition a hypocrite is:
A person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.
Also known as:
An actor, backslider, pretender, Pharisee, fraud, poser, con artist, two-faced
and the list goes on.
Recently, maybe in the last 2 weeks or so I’ve been called this twice 😳. Dang! I thought to myself maybe there may be some truth to this. I also had to consider the person delivering the message before I considered it’s validity. The 2nd time really hurt and I was taken a back because the person is a confidant/friend.
It kept me up thinking in what ways have I fallen short of the glory of God? How can I correct it and do other ppl have this same view point of me? Does it matter the person who said as to whether it should take an affect on me? Bible says that we all fall short of the glory right? Sometimes it seems that when you’re a Christian that people don’t leave you any room for error, absolutely NONE! Whether your a ‘Seasoned saint or a new believer’ people will attack your moral character, it’s as if your entire being is on blast to be scrutinized. I started thinking is this being said because I no longer fit into the box that they once had me in. I’m no longer the person they want me to be? Sometimes my relationship with Jesus can make my old friends/family/associations uncomfortable. I can’t and sometimes shouldn’t do, say or partake in those things I used to🤷🏾♀️.
-Saul became Paul.
-The woman at the well became a witness and evangelist
-Peter turned his back on God in the final hour.
These people had direct and indirect contact with Christ and it was still hard for them to stay in line with His commandments. Now I’m not making excuses for me missteps or short comings but it just goes to show you that; “we fall down but we get up” 😂😂. Now that’s not to say that I’m not open to correction but is it being done in love? Are the intentions to hurt, tear down or to make yourself feel good about you and your short comings? Is there sincerity behind it? Will I be edified afterwards?
People in the back, lean in right quick for a second:
“I’m NOT perfect I’m just SAVED”!!
Yes, I’m saved because I believe that Christ died on the cross for my sins. It means that everyday I’m striving to remain holy and acceptable to Christ not YOU booboo👌🏾 so Shut All The Way Up! Just like staying fit requires a lifestyle change. A change in your food choices, your physical activity the same for Christians. It’s a lifestyle of worship, it’s a daily walk- heart thing. It means that I don’t have it altogether but everyday I’m striving towards it here on earth until I get to heaven. So ease up, back off, mind your business and don’t watch me, watch TV, matter a fact hold up the mirror to yourself and ask God to show you you. This walk with Christ is hard enough without people judging me.
Seriously though, what I’m saying is I’m working on being a better me everyday, some days are harder than others and I may slide back a little or maybe a lot 🙈. So, remember that before you call me out my name that you need to check yourself and it’s best that you don’t come for me unless I send for you because I ain’t all the way delivered yet😑🙈.
Pray for ya girl I need it and I’ll pray for you🙏🏾