“ 𝘈𝘩𝘯 𝘢𝘩𝘯, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦...”
“𝘐𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘑𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘴, 𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘭𝘭 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘏𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘩!”
Loving Jesus and loving His church is not automatic. You can love your husband and not love his love for football or even some of his friends. Yet you love him.🤷🏽♀️
I understand if you say you love Jesus and not His church. But...
A number of Christians have left the church but didn’t leave their faith. They just don’t want to associate themselves with a community of Christians like they used to. Why? Because they’ve been hurt by people who claim to love Jesus. They’ve seen flaws they can’t handle, so they’ve walked away.
If you find yourself in a church that gives you a sense of belonging, makes you draw closer to God and doesn’t have drama. That’s awesome! But if you’re struggling with the idea of leaving your church or you’ve left already, this post is for you.
The church is a family. Your family. The moment you surrendered your life to Christ, you joined His family. Just like our earthly family, we don’t choose our siblings, uncles or aunties.
You would agree that you can’t be accepting of every attitude or behavior of your family members. These imperfections is what makes us a family saved by grace and growing towards perfection.
Being family doesn’t justify bad behavior but the reason why Jesus came to die for you and I is because of the many bad behaviors that wants to ruin our lives. God did not come for perfect people.
That Brother or Sister that you can’t seem to stand, is struggling with something bigger than them. Don’t look down on their journey. You probably have a lot you’re struggling with too but don’t try to justify your struggles because they sound less grievous.
The Church is your family and no matter how far you run from the Church physically, you’re still a part of the family. God didn’t call us into isolation, if you feel stronger than your brother or sister that is weak, you’ve been saved to help them from falling.
Contd. in the comment section👇🏽