Have you heard anyone say, “I feel like ______”? I’ve heard it a lot, and of late, I’ve been thinking much about it…..and you know what? I’m starting to “feel like” the American Church is losing their foundations.
It seems to surround us, the uncertainty of what is true.
It seems to be ever where, the lack of conviction.
It seems to be hiding in every corner, the inability to speak out with courage.
Why is this? What is happening?
We have an enemy which is doing all in his power to place corruption in the Church. He doesn’t want us to have certainty, conviction, or courage.
He wants us to always be questioning the reliability of our faith. He wants us to build our foundation weak, and he wants to see it crumble.
He is doing this by placing false teachers in our Church, and also through our culture.
A culture that allows the murdering of millions of baby lives, “Who are you to tell a woman what she can do with her own body?”
A culture that is supportive of divorce, “Everybody deserves the happiest life they can get?”
A culture that is encouraging unnatural relations concerning one of the most holy covenants that God has set into place, “How could we deny freedom to people concerning their owns bodies?”
So many times we lack the courage, conviction, and certainty to stand up for the truth, because of fear:
Fear of being judged.
Fear of being criticized.
Fear of being persecuted.
But, as children of God, we are not ruled by fear.
‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.’ -Isaiah 41:10
Even more, we are to rejoice when we are judged, criticized, and persecuted.
“Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” -Matthew 5:10
Think about the story of Jesus. Do you remember why Jesus was so different compared to the Pharisees, why His teaching was considered far above theirs?
“They were amazed at his teaching, because he spoke with authority.” – Luke 4:32
Jesus didn’t say, “I feel like_____” and he certainly did not teach what was politically correct, like the Pharisees. He spoke with courage, conviction, and certainty, even though He knew that it would eventually lead to His death.
I challenge you to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Be steadfast in your foundations through certainty, conviction, and courage. Read the word and add to your knowledge; discretion and wisdom, then use these Godly attributes to speak with authority. And….ban the words “I feel like” from your vocabulary.
In Christ Alone~EleyanaFaith
Here is a video that goes a little further into what I wrote about in the above post. I do not believe that the speaker, Taylor Mali, is a Christian, but what he says is still extremely valuable to a Christian. Please watch it, and tell me what you think.