Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Honestly, I don't need a play by play. If God brought you out of something, praise be to God. You don't have to tell me how many people you fornicated with, how many types of drugs you did, and how many people you stole from. The point doesn't need to be that. Yes, there is a time where it's nice to have someone to talk to about it, but it's not everyone who walks past you. Not every single person needs to know your life story. In fact, there are plenty of things I would love to keep from other people.
I give God the glory for it all and I might share some of the highlights with certain people, but I do not plan on writing a book for everyone to read. Gossip is horrible enough.
Why in the world do you want to tell someone about your past and start bragging about how 'bad' you were? If that's all you can talk about, sounds like you need to check out your salvation.
I had a conversation with a lady last night and I told her some stuff about my life. I pray I don't regret what I said. Well, after I told her some stuff, she goes off and tells me how worse off she was than I had ever been. Is it really a competition to see who sinned the most? Does it really matter what you did to displease Christ? I don't believe so. Whatever the sin was that was committed, it takes the same amount of blood to cover as it does for anything else. Sure, there are higher consequences for certain crimes, but to God, it's all the same.
Once God saves you and delivers you, why would you want to go back to that awful pit and relive it? It's good to think about what God saved you from, but don't dwell in it. Be thankful that God pulled you out of there and He has planted your feet on higher ground. Give Him all the praise and the glory, but don't make it out to be a contest. Honestly. Think about it. What are you really trying to say? "Hey, guys, guess what! I was a lot closer to hell than you!" Seems pointless.
Testify and be changed. God has brought us out of the darkness and into His marvelous light. Live like it.Have you ever been guilty of trying to compare your sins with others? Have you ever played the "I was worse" game? How should we respond to people who try to compare their pasts with us?