People’s Opinion < God’s Opinion
The Christian walk is NOT for the faint-hearted, or for those who even have “giving up” as an option in their minds. The Christian race, is a race of war, a proud race, a proud people who refuse to back down or give up! We are an aggressive race, aggressive to demonstrate The Word of God in all it’s splendour, glory and love!
Why do you think Jesus is called the LION of Judah? It didn’t say the kitten or turtle…
“Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.” — Revelation 5:5 NIV
When you read through the scriptures, you hear about people like King David. Who RAN towards Goliath to strike him down, with no fear in him! You hear about people like Moses, who commanded the ruler of the world “Pharaoh” to let his people go, without any fear of what Pharaoh may do to him. Great men like Joshua and Caleb who’s report was that they COULD take the land. Even when the others said it would be IMPOSSIBLE. Even look at Jesus how He knew who He was, pronouncing BOLDLY that “No man can take my life unless I lay it down”!
These people and so many more, show us what the true characteristics of a Christian should be. We are not lukewarm, bending over, apologetic, soft spoken, scared Christians, that is so far from the truth. If you thought that, then I don’t know what bible you have been reading.
The importance of aggressively pushing the agenda of the gospel of Jesus Christ is crucial, if you wish to be used by God in a mighty way. You can’t please everyone and please God. I’m so vocal about Jesus, with the least amount of cares in the world of peoples opinions towards me. It’s the very reason why God has blessed me so much and continues to increase my reach far beyond my own capabilities.
If you want to change lives for Jesus, it starts by NOT caring about what people think, and by only caring what God thinks about you. Refuse to care for the opinion of man, then and only then God will start using you. If you’re friends with everyone, then you’re not live the true Christian life!
No true follower of Jesus Christ will have EVERYONE loving them. It’s not possible, because it didn’t happen to Jesus.
“ Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.” — John 15:20 NIV
If you find that no one has a problem with you, I would start assessing your life. Carefully ask yourself, if really you’re standing up for the truth of the Gospel. Being quiet, when you’re suppose to voice The Word of God in a particular situation. Is the same as supporting what is happening at that current time.
In the legal system, there is something called “accessory to murder”. It means that you where present where the murder happened or aware that it was about to happen. Even though you did not physically actually kill the person, you will still be charged for that murder. Why? Because you didn’t do something to stop it, when you where suppose to!
It’s no different in the Kingdom of God, you will be asked by the Father. Why did you stay quiet in all those situation’s when you where suppose to speak up? Don’t allow yourself to get in that situation, be BOLD and stand up for what you believe in and SPEAK OUT!