Well, that title pretty much sums up my life in a nutshell.
A Facebook friend made the comment that lots of Christian literature these days is… discouraging.
Its meant to inspire, but instead leaves you feeling like a massive failure as you cannot possibly measure up to the ideal.
And in that ONE BOOK, there are stories of great men and women of God who murdered a man (Moses), committed adultery (David), and even a prostitute is in the lineage of Jesus Christ himself.
God KNOWS that we are all 100% human. He designed us that way. We ALL have our sins, struggles, hang-ups, faults, and baggage.
I guess this has me riled up because I was called a hypocrite by someone this week. I’ve stewed about it for days, and I won’t even go into WHY it was the ultimate hypocrisy that this person even called me a hypocrite.
But I guess the truth of the matter is… if by ‘hypocrite’ you mean ‘falling short of the mark,’ then count me in.
And aren’t we all? Don’t we all fall short?
The Bible says we do.
If my sins, struggles, faults, and baggage aren’t apparent to everyone (though I suspect they are), just know that I haven’t tried to hide them. And I don’t write the spiritual stuff on my blog to try to appear any holier than what I am, by ANY means. What I write is what I’m going through…. and God changes me all the time.
My goal with this blog is for my life, my struggles, faults, and failures — and there have been many — to somehow be a light to someone else who might be going through the same thing.
And I suspect that’s why God told us all about men like Moses and David in His book. Maybe we should throw out all the rest of our ‘inspirational’ books and study that one for a change.
If you think my faults and failures make me a hypocrite, that’s ok. There is a massive amount of grace for sinners like me. And I hope that grace is what shows through on my blog.