It’s been too long and honestly I have no excuse. I’ve just been lazy and I apologize. Over the past month or so God has just been faithful. I’ve grown and he has just been setting me up for more digging into his word and the thirst for him yet increases. Countless avenues like the hallelujah challenge, this beautiful bible study with my girls, some Instagram accounts. It has been really fantastic.
Anyway I think today’s post will be incomplete without this guy. We’re talking about overdoing it right??
i think this guy has blown too much not to have a name or naybe he has one and i just dont know but for the greater good i’ll name him gbenga. (Y’all are welcome😂)
Away from Gbenga now, I think it’s funny how enthusiasm, passion and drive are such beautiful words until it comes to Jesus Christ then it becomes “overdoing it”. When you’re in school and put your all into it and get good grades you get applauded and we all go “that girl/boy is so passionate” or you work in a company so hard that you’re climbing the ladder so fast we all say “wow such drive”. When people put their all into Jesus, like every single thing they are becomes Jesus it now becomes “ahn ahn aseju niyen naw or in English “that’s doing too much naw”. I find it very funny.
When I searched the scriptures this morning in search of what to use I saw a truckload of scriptures that clearly state that there is no such thing as overdoing it in Christ. It simply doesn’t exist. I think the problem here is that people don’t understand that there cannot be a balance of the world and Christ. Such simply doesn’t exist. And weird enough this misconception is mostly found amongst those who claim to be Christians. Those who want to associate with Jesus but in order not to seem “uncool” still use vulgar lingo,have sex outside marriage(yeah i said it) when the bible says clearly Flee Fornication, okay no sex but i make out naw cos body no be firewood. Defintely body no be firewood but know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Ghost. I totally agree your body isn’t firewood it is the dwelling place of the Holy spirit. When you make out and do all sorts with your bodies outside of Gods ordained instutution for that which is marriage ofcourse the Holy spirit leaves. You’re either for him or against him. We need to understand that Jesus takes over every single part of your life. How you talk, how to walk, the places you visit, the things you do to yourself and others even down to your music playlist on your phone. Everywhere you turn He’s there. He takes all of you of course only if you let him. I’m just going to share some scriptures to further explain and I’ll leave the Holy spirit to start to stir the waters in your heart. Please pick a side. Don’t be doing Jesus girl or boy and people can’t see the good works of your father in you. You still very much want to be identified as the coolest kid in the world’s mind. Please pick a side. Don’t be grieving the Holy spirit like that. 99.9% with God isn’t a pass but with the world it’s distinction but then whose marking scheme counts? Whose records count in your life?
Let’s begin with my favorite James 4:4-“You adulterers! Don’t you realise that friendship with this world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again, that if your aim is to enjoy this world, you can’t be a friend of God”(NLT). A lot of people are afraid to totally yield to Christ because of people and friends that they are scared might leave them. Hello! The aim is to draw people to God and not to yourself. Of course there are kingdom partners that you need on this journey but those are the people that God will put in your life to strengthen your friendship with him. Don’t try to protect friendships at the expense of your salvation. Set your priorities right.
John 15:5b-“For apart from me you can do nothing” this just goes to say every single step of your life, like every second is by Gods doing so there is no overdoing it. Without Him you can do nothing. So you wanna take bike or keke to a place you ask him, you get a job offer from different organizations you ask him which to pick, you wanna go on a date with friends you ask him the date and time and venue. Guyyyy He leads per second so forget about overdoing it. That’s the relationship He offers. The type of relationship where every single thing about you matters to Him.
Other verses to read conversing this include Ephesians 1:11, John 15:21-“The people of the world will hate you because you belong to me”.
Also John 15:18-“when the world hates you,remember it hated me before it hated you” verse 19 also says “the world would love you if you belonged to it, but you don’t. I chose you to come out of the world, and so it hates you”.
Luke 14:33-“so no one can become my disciple without giving up everything for me” see what I was saying?.
Matthew 16:24-“Then Jesus said unto his disciples, if any man will come after me, let him deny himself and take up cross and follow me”.
Christianity isn’t overdoing it guys, it’s just the relationship we’re called to. We simply cannot do anything without him. Can’t even breathe without him. Our very existence is because of Him so it’s only natural to be all about him every time, everywhere and in everything. If that’s not how you’re doing it then you aren’t even doing it at all.