Christianity should come with a disclaimer

I think Christianity should come with a disclaimer. Something like… to find your life you must lose it…or take up your cross daily…or something like that.

I heard somewhere that following Jesus will wreck you….this has become more and more aparent as I grow up. When you’re young Christianity sells like “Want to cure your addiction…follow Jesus!” or “Want all your dreams to come true….come to church!”

But deciding to follow Jesus is this crazy, insane idea that works backwards.

When you decide to follow him

….you decide to become a slave

….those who were first will be last and those who are last will be first

….you will need to forgive people when all you want to do is scratch their eyes out

…..you will have to blindly follow someone who you sometimes cannot hear and do what you think and hope and pray is right even though you have only the slightest flicker of what the heck is going on

….you will have more questions than answers and begin to see the world and know there is SO MUCH MORE going on than we can possibly see

….you will become sadder than you’ve ever been at poverty, injustice, hurt, murder…you will start to care about things you never gave a damn about

….you will want to sin less and see the chaos that you are causing in your own and other’s lives due toe sin

……you will desperately desire to be with someone who you can only be with once you’re done with this life

…..you will see flickers and sparks of a hope, a future, a life more than this…and then the darkness will descend again and the light will only be a memory

….and one day the LIGHT will break beyond the clouds again and life will be GREAT!

….and then there will come a day when you cannot look backwards or forwards or even get up and you will need to grab hold to the man on the cross again for every breath and every step

So….

disclaimer today…

Christianity is not for sissies!

But it’s the only hope we have in this mixed up, messed up, crazy world! I heard someone explain it like this, we have two choices, we can either be a slave to sin/the world/devil or a slave to GOD!! And I’d rather be a slave to someone that loves me, trust in Him for my daily bread and hope in Him for my future, than fight my way through the darkness alone….

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7 Responses to “Christianity should come with a disclaimer”


  1. 1 ekisanna April 11, 2010 om 6:01 nm

    Amazingly written. Yes following Christ does not make sense at all by the world’s standards, yet, the longer you follow, the more sense it makes to you. Amazing life, Amazing Christ.

  2. 2 Cara Meintjes April 12, 2010 om 12:42 vm

    Sjoe, dis ‘n uitstekende post. Wat jy se, is baie waar!

  3. 3 anne-marie April 12, 2010 om 7:24 nm

    Niemand het ooit belowe dit gaan maklik wees om n Christen te wees nie. Maar bitter min dinge wat die moeite werd is, is maklik 🙂

  4. 4 friendly banter April 13, 2010 om 12:03 nm

    Netjies..ek was eers kwaad tot ek by die einde gekom het. ‘n Mens moet jouself vergeet sodat Hy jou kan onthou.

  5. 5 jacobofski April 13, 2010 om 4:27 nm

    Jy maak net een fout. Jy is nie ‘n slaaf nie, maar ‘n aangenome dogter. En onder die nuwe verbond (Jer 31:33-34, 32:40-41) het beter voorregte as ‘n egte dogter. ‘n Slaaf staan nog onder die wet of dan die tien gebooie, maar Jesus het jou vry gekoop van die wet, en daardeur word ons aangeneem as seuns en dogters (Gal 4:4-6) en woon die Gees van God in jou hart. Vir my was dit “stunning” nuus, want nou kan ek die Vader my eie Pappa noem soos jy ook mdit reeds doen.

  6. 6 karliendupreez April 13, 2010 om 8:14 nm

    Dankie vir al die comments! Wow! Ek dink die hele punt is nie om antwoorde te kry nie maar net waarheid te soek in dinge wat in my lewe aangaan op die oomblik. Probeer sin maak van als. So vir my is reg of verkeerd nie die issue nie, die pad saam my Pappa is die issue! Dankie dat julle met my deel dis awesome!


  1. 1 Christianity should come with a disclaimer « Hope In Love Terugskakeling op April 30, 2010 om 9:35 vm

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