Time after time I hear very common statements about people, which consist of he or she used to do this and that, or don’t fool with that person, because they used to be a certain way. So many people are judged by their past ways, failures, and accomplishments. I recently had a statement made to me that really made me stop and think about what people really think about me.
I know the way I used to be; how I used to be out in the world, clubbing, smoking and whoring with whomever I choose. Yes! Change did take place in my life but it didn’t happen overnight. And, upon changing my life I can’t say that I haven’t stumbled along the way, but it’s the God in me that keeps me from going back in to the world.
I know I am doing a little babbling of the top of my head here but hey this is my blog so I can say whatever I want. (LOL). Yes I am a freelance writer and blogger so most people that have this writing style have to ability to write about anything, but a lot of what they may write about is their own personal experiences, and some people may not like what they write about, but nine 9 out of 10 it’s a subject that needs to be talked about publicly. Now own to my point; I recently made a decision that changed my spiritual walk, not with God but with man. And upon my doing this, I was quickly the center of some people’s conversation.
I really didn’t care about it because I know how people can be when they are left in the dark about something that’s none of their business. Well being that I am a writer; I find it very easy to express myself if writing or doing what I am doing now. I can transfer my thoughts on to a piece of paper or in a blog with ease. I put up a question on Face Book a few days ago for a few thoughts from other people before I submitted my piece to a company. I guess I offended a few people they quickly took what they thought was bait or I was being funny and made a status on their own page directed at me.
It was funny to me at first, but then I became angry because I didn’t understand how I can’t exercise my gift of writing and asking for input on certain subjects without being ridiculed. I am a writer and what do people expect me to write about. I made a vow to God that I would only write about things that will help people in their everyday lives, and for him. I quickly deleted some people off my page, and I waited for my phone to start ringing, and sure enough it rang and I got text messages. I responded and told a person to leave me alone and to stop being messy and that they supposed to be saved, but instead of asking me what I meant by my question I was the joke of their conversation on Facebook.
Instead of me ignoring this persons text messages I responded back to each one and it was one text that stuck with me. I was told that I needed help with all my lustful spirits. Immediately I was taken aback, and I was even more vexed than before. I wondered how the fellow church can say such a thing about me just because of a decision I made. And be it told they didn’t have the slightest clue as to why I made this decision. But since they knew of my past they decided that I had fallen and went back. Instead of this person encouraging me the stone they was once throwing at my back, they was known throwing them right in my face. I wasn’t the least bit shocked at this behavior because I expected it, and if I was a weak person I would have went into a shell. And i would be feeling like i was standing in the middle of a clearing with my heart in my hands.
Now some may wonder why I am sharing this, well it’s not to expose anyone, but I am sharing this to say that people we must not judge people off their past, because if we look at our on life path, we would see that we have skeletons in or closets. And to the church folks, you all have no excuses to judge your sisters and brothers just because they had a past of acting out or whatever. Secondly if you even think someone has fell, it’s not your business to get together with the next person laughing and talking about them. This kind of behavior only shows that you need some serious growth yourself. The church is the main place sinners come running to as a safe haven and as a door to God. But the church can’t help them if time the sinner run in their door, they running back out the door because someone has wronged them and stabbed them in the back by judging them, spreading their business, or laughing in their face.
I was very hurt and upset at this incident but after some prayer, I thought of how can you worship with people who only smile in your face and then laugh not only behind your back but they mock you in your face.
We must not continue this kind of behavior in the church, because it will only run the sinners off, and where is the sinner supposed to go if they can’t even trust the church folks. As an old saying goes “you can’t judge a book by its cover”, we as people who call their selves Christians, need to stop saying someone has went back to their old ways, or making up self-assumptions as to why, when someone is having a midlife crisis, they have lost everything, or they walk away from people.
How can one say they are your support system, and when troubles arise in your life, they mock you, lie on you, laugh in your face, call you just to harass you, and when you turn you back to walk away, they stand with others with their rifles unloading them into your back wounding you more than you already was.. When is the madness going to stop, I pray that people get saved for real and learn what shut up means, peeps don’t put your mouth on others situation when you clearly have no idea what’s going on. I say this boldly to those type of people get saved for real with yawl messy saved selves. Stop spreading lies about people! I pray that when you began to put your mouth on others, that God literally shuts your mouth up!