Hi Hater: I’m Sorry You Hate the God in Me

Once again, here I stand ready to open myself up to you, because God calls us to be transparent, as modeled in 1 Thessalonians  chapter 2. Below you will find an excerpt from a message that was recently sent to me. I humbly ask that you take your focus off of who may have authored the composition, but rather pay close attention to the content of the composition. This is in no way to disrespect the person who sent this to me, this is simply what was on my heart to write about tonight so here it is:

“I learned way more about u than that spiritual persona you protrayed . therefore , “those church folk” , the pastor preaches about, well look at yourself now , b/c you fall in the catergory of them. You’ve helped me to shield myself away from those fake ppl in church , or hypocrates rather…”

How my face looked after reading the message in its entirety.lol

I don’t know about you, but this is NOT the first time I have been charged as a hypocrite. Of all the things you can call me, HYPOCRITE is probably the one that used to hurt the most, until I had a conversation with my Father one night. I simply asked Him “Father, what makes me a hypocrite?” He whispered to me, “the fact that you really love Me“. It was also in that instant that He brought to my attention John 15:18, which says “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.”

Have you ever had someone not like you, but there was no reason behind the contention? Trust that many times, as Christians with a GENUINE relationship and love for CHRIST, the world will hate you, because of the GOD IN YOU. A few years ago, a message like this would have brought me to tears, as the LAST thing I want to be viewed as is a hypocrite, until I learned that there is always going to be someone who sees my imperfections and points the judgement finger at me. YES I have sinned and YES I make mistakes, but at the end of the day I try EVERY SINGLE MOMENT of my life to walk in the light of Christ and to live a life pleasing to the King.  My Father has reassured me that His annointing will elevate me as I humble myself. He has also emphasized His LOVE, GRACE, and MERCY over my life as He gave His Son up to make me whole again. So no, I am not a hypocrite. I was a sinner who has been Saved, and whose life is being used as an OPEN testimony to win souls for the Kingdom.

We’re all saved from something, right?

After all is said and done, I DO NOT have to speak on behalf of myself, because a tree is known by the fruit it bears. Period, end of story.

 
 

This is for all my haters. : ) Get like me. **Saved that is.

_April Christina_

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8 Responses to Hi Hater: I’m Sorry You Hate the God in Me

  1. iNDIGO says:

    AMEN April. I tell you, that word is over-used by non-believers to TRY to attempt to discourage us from fighting the good fight. More TRICKS of the enemy. So happy you have let go of the *sting* that used to accompany that word. You know WHO and WHOSE you are my bold and fab sister. BTW: Love the pic!!! ~drops mic~

  2. Monisha S. Carter says:

    SMH @ Drops mic w/ a “HUGE SMILE” on my face;-) Sis, I’m sooo glad you spoke on this because I also have STRUGGLED with Spiritual “HATERS” that is those that PICK OUT every LITTLE FLAW they KNOW/HAVE KNOWN about you….I actually had a convo w/ Indigo about a person who for NO REASON just stopped speaking & until about a couple of months ago did EVERYTHING possible to “KICK IT OFF” w/ ME…& I thru our conversation made a “BOLD & FAB” decision to guard my “WALK” & FLEE from that person in Jesus name(Proverbs) Pray for them & MOVE ON…..NEEEEXT!!! THE END……AWESOME Sis!!!! AWESOME & Thanks;-)

  3. Amber C says:

    Wow…. if this isn’t right on time Sis! Reading last night, I came across this: “Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.” Luke, 6:22. So let ’em talk! We serve an amazing King. THE King. That’s why I’m screaming “For God I live..For God I Die!!” I love you sister. Can’t wait to stay tuned.

  4. Mom says:

    Hey Baby! Good writings! It’s obvious people who make comments like that either have not read or read and don’t understand the Bible because the main lesson I get from GOD’s words is he expects us to sin and he made provisions for us by choosing his only son to die on the cross for our sins-our debt was paid in full. Yes, we are Christians but we are also humans and we ALL fall short before the glory of GOD. So, you keep on rolling, with ur head held high because a Mother couldn’t have asked for a sweeter, kinder, more spiritual daughter!

  5. Faith Brinkley says:

    Some folks seem to think that being a Christian (or being open with your Christianity) requires you to be perfect or no longer human. Maybe it’s just from my vantage point, but I feel like the hypocrite argument is only raised with Christians, not with people who have other (non-Christian) beliefs. I know you said being called a hypocrite used to bother you, but then next time I’d want to ask that person (or another) “Are you a Christian? Well what do you believe? And you fall short don’t you? So wouldn’t that make you a hypocrite too?” By that definition, we are all hypocrites.

  6. Mom Dukes says:

    I always tell my daughters, “when someone hates you for nothing, it’s something, the light of Christ in you, that fuels it, so… Praise the Lord!!! You must be doing something right for the Lord!!!!

  7. boldandfab says:

    I so HEART you for this! Nuff said; I’m droppin the mic! Ify

  8. boldandfab says:

    WOW! I’m mad late with this BUT I can sooo relate on far too many occasions and the fact that I’m not phased by the haters who don’t like me “just becuase” makes me a “B”… this is going to be the case until the end of our days so I’m glad it didn’t bring you to tears…. just let them watch your fruit and keep it moving…. loved the blog sis! ~ Bianca

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