I may go to church but I am not perfect

Treadmill Treats Monday Message

 

I may go to church but I am far from perfect…

 

Yes, some of you follow me on social media and you see that I go to church every Sunday and Wednesday. I write a special blog on Mondays called Monday message which is what I learned in church on Sundays. I praise God and I am constantly saying how grateful and blessed I am.

But don’t get it twisted I am not perfect…yes, I still like to go out dancing and no, I don’t think I am going to hell for it.

I love a good bottle of wine with dinner and a beer with Mexican food or on a cold day.

I can curse with the best of them, I come from a potty mouth family.

 

I do stupid things without asking God’s opinion, I pick men with issues, oh hell do you have a week for me to go on?

 

I write all about my failures, all about my screw ups…I am far from perfect. My Bishop says sick people come to church, people that need help, well that’s me.

 

I was lost and broken, ready to give up, I had no where else to go, I had hit rock bottom so who am I to preach to anyone about what they should or shouldn’t do.

 

Who am I to say I am a better Christian than you…I am no better. I am a sinner and so is everyone else even those “churchy” perfect people… please….

 

They have some nerve to look down from their high horses and think they are better than any one of us. Obviously they missed the part in the bible that said “He without sin cast the first stone”

 

Hello, just because you go to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than sitting in a garage makes you a car!

 

How do you treat people outside of church? Do you give of your time? Do you reach out to a stranger or even to your neighbor? These are the things that mean you are Christian not that you go to church.

 

So don’t be so fast to judge others because their walk isn’t exactly like yours. It’s their walk for a reason. Walk yours… shine your light, don’t make others not want to come to church, don’t shine a bad light on what God is trying to achieve, which is to bring everyone to him, not just the “perfect” people.

 

There was a reason that Jesus disciples were a bunch of mitfits and criminals. He chose thief’s, liars, murderers, the bottom of the barrel. Why? To show us that even when you hit rock bottom there is still room for change, that he would forgive all of your sins, that he wanted those with a story of survival to preach his message.

 

So today my friends, remember you don’t have to be perfect to be a Christian, you just have to try to be a better person than you were yesterday, you have to tell your testimony and God’s grace on your life, you have to be you…just working towards a better version.

 

You have to have compassion for others, you have to love thy neighbor and your enemies, you have to have tolerance for others who have different lifestyles, different religions, different sexual orientation. See that is what makes you a “perfect” Christian, doing what Jesus did.

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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