I have to be honest here.. I’m so sick of us.
I saw a post from someone who was coming out with a public announcement about how he had done something wrong and he is trying to take the steps to make it right. He posted a video basically saying that he takes full responsibility for his actions and he is going to be better.
I read the comments and wow. He is a Christian and all of the Christians were on there attacking this man. The reality is that no matter what he said, someone would have an issue with it. It’s like once you make a mistake that’s it, you are toast. I’m so tired and exhausted and frustrated with this mentality.
I’m so tired of this society being so bloodthirsty. We don’t care about each other. We don’t love each other. Why don’t we love one another? Why don’t we have any compassion at all? Where did the grace go? Where is the love?
I just can’t wrap my head around some things that I see out there.
I want to be one to stand up and say that WE ARE NOT ALL LIKE THAT!! There are a ton of Christians in this world that actually love you. We want you to be saved and know that God loves you. We want you to know that we are here for you.
Please, when you read something crazy about God or Church or Christians, please don’t think that all of us are like that.
I can just feel it, every time I say I am a christian someone is thinking back on some crazy thing they saw or read and I just cringe.
If you know me, you know that I will never judge your choices. I hope and pray that you trust God, I pray that you know you are loved, I pray that your life is full and joyful. I pray that you are obedient to the One who died for you. I pray that you are healed and whole. I pray that everything that you put your hands to is blessed. I pray so much that you would know that I LOVE YOU! I love who you are. Seriously, I love that all of us are awesome. I love the stories you tell; I love to watch your family grow, I love seeing your pictures of your pets, I love your laugh and your passion. I love your comebacks. I love your ambition. I love your rawness. I love how different and amazing we all are.
I used to be a completely different person. I used to not care about any of that. I had bitterness and hatred in my heart. I used to be the one that never wanted to see other people succeed. I was angry and jealous and just a hot mess. I would never forgive anyone, and I hated myself.
But God saw me, and he changed everything. I used to say all the time that if God was real, he would come down and show me who he was. I was so ignorant and undeserving. But God was so awesome, and he really did come down and come into my heart and right into my face and said, Megan, I love you and I am here.
You may think I am crazy, and you know what, that is perfectly fine with me. God completely changed my perspective on Him, myself, and other people.
Now, I am a mush. I cry at everything. I love people so much. I am slowly learning how to be better. I am trying to be better. I haven’t figured it all out and I know that I never will. But I am a work in progress and so is everyone else.
So, Christians, please show people love and grace. Stop picking at each other and everyone else!! We need each other in this life. We can’t do it on our own. Trust me, if we could, I would have figured out a way how because I have been so humbled by having to rely on other people. No man is an island. We are all in this life together.
I know that sounds cliché and people will tell you I am with you but then never do anything about it. They really aren’t with you. They don’t feel your pain or struggle with you. But Jesus, He does. He feels your pain and He is the answer. And me? I want to be with you. I want to help. I want to do more. I want to be better. Help me to be better, help me to understand and be with you.
Don’t ever forget how much you mean; how important you are! Don’t let some judgey butthead bring you down. God has the final say. God is the one who is working everything together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to HIS purpose. Not the purpose of Karen who just needs to point out your flaws. I’m sure Karen has a whole slew of issues too. That is when Christians start to act like the Pharisees from the Bible and Jesus shut them down so hard EVERY SINGLE TIME!
You know how people say oh I can’t go into a church, it will fall down. You know why? We did that. We just and hate and hurt. Church is where you can get healing and restoration and true joy. Would you say oh I am way too sick I can’t go into that hospital, it will fall down. LOL bruh, that is crazy!!
I’m sure that someone will read this and get all butthurt. Listen, I am not trying to call anyone individually out, I’m calling us all out. Let’s be better, we know better.
I’m so over that whole be kind because everyone is going through something you don’t know about. Who cares if they are going through something or not??
I like the way Winn Claybaugh puts it in his book, Be Nice! (Or Else!).
Literally just be nice. That’s it.
I’ll get off my soapbox now, thank you for joining my Ted Talk lol!
I know what I am going to do. I am going to keep putting love out there. I am going to try and talk to people with more kindness. I am going to go back to being a day maker and living with purpose. I am going to embrace people more. I am going to stick up for people. I am going to spread the love. I am going to love myself more and teach my kids these things too.
So, if you see me out there being a jerk – call me out too!
I love you all!
Stay Healthy and Stay Blessed.