Do you want to know a secret?? This is probably going to blow your mind...
Christians are human too! Christians make mistakes! Christians have bad days! Christians can even have a bad attitude every once in a while!
The thing is, though it may seem like it on the out side, most Christians don't have it all together, but they have the joy of The Lord to help them cope with life's unexpected happenings!! And even though we try our best, to show Jesus to the world, we still have slip ups!! People need to remember that we are a work in progress!!! Remember the song we all sang as children?? "He's still working on me..." Well, He is!!! We are still going through a process of being molded and shaped into what God wants is to be!
People who have been hurt by Christians or in churches always forget this!! They expect God to show them grace for their short comings but if a Christian has a slip up they never even consider showing that same grace towards them! They automatically start throwing around that stupid "hypocrite" title which is so uncalled for!
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: (Romans 3:10 KJV)
So if you get your feelings hurt in church or get offended by something a Christian friend or family member has said or done, try to remember this, no one is perfect! We are only made right through Jesus!!! Yes, we should strive to be as much like Him as possible, but we still have a flesh that tries to creep up every now and then! God knows this! In fact, He fully expects it! But His amazing grace is completely sufficient to cover everything we do!
So, since he makes allowances for us and our fleshy outbreaks, let's try our best to offer the same grace towards our brothers and sisters in Christ!
This devo was written from the heart of Maggi Sellers! You can follow me on Insta (maggisellers) and Twitter (maggisellers86)