My main goal in life is to be more like Jesus. I want to always be kind. I want to always love unconditionally. I want to treat everyone with kindness… even when I don’t feel like doing any of that stuff. Yeah, some may say that’s a cliché, but for me it’s my truth, and the way I want to live my life. For the past few years I’d become disillusioned with religion, and with other Christians. I was just seeing and hearing so much hypocrisy, that it was really turning my stomach. Some Christians are just so hateful, and negative towards anything that doesn’t fit their standards. Did Jesus come back and handpick a group to do his talking? I guess I missed that. And I have to add that the way our LGBTQ brothers, and sisters are treated is disgusting, but I’ll save that rant for another post.
I realized within the last year that my spiritual focus was misplaced. Instead of dwelling on how other Christians behaved, I needed to focus on Jesus. I needed to keep my eyes on the one who was- and is, the foundation of everything. He is the most perfect example on how to be in life. Sometimes I think it’s easy to forget that.
I’m not perfect by any means, but I’m trying to be better each day for Him. I have a long way to go on this spiritual journey; a sista will make a few pit stops now and then. I admit that sometimes I don’t want to try and be like Jesus. Someone royally pissed me off yesterday; their words cut into my soul like you would not believe. And I’m supposed to forgive her, but I don’t feel like it. Of course I will because that’s what I’m supposed to do, but ooh wee. Being like Jesus is difficult, yo!
Jesus is incredibly loving. His love is the basis for everything. He always showed love to others; especially to the sinners that everyone looked down on. He’s the Son of God and yet He was always humble. He served others willingly. He’s kind. Never judgmental. Always forgiving. He was and is all these amazing things, and I’m trying my best to be like him.
-Image credit blogos.com