There are many who question what it is to be a Christian and the answers are where lines are drawn and sides are taken. I do not want to create a line; I just want to speak to what I feel in my heart and pray about often. I think to be Christian is to place God ahead of ourselves and start to wrestle with the pitfalls of being human. To seek redemption for all we are and to work on the issues that God places on our hearts to see. It is to work with each other because we all have issues and we see them in others but some don’t want to, or can’t, see them in themselves. To say I am broken is to say I am human. To work on my brokenness, and the brokenness of others, through fellowship and love, says (in my heart) I am Christian. That’s what I see Christianity being. Therefore, who creates our world around us? Who shapes what we feel and strive for? Who or what do we love? If the answer is ourselves than we see ourselves as creators; if the answer is God than we opt for created.
We can elevate ourselves to be creators of our world and thus put ourselves in a place of superiority. Our wants grow in step with our egos. The more we have the more we want for to attain material things is to clothe ourselves in the expendable. Empty hearts and unfulfilled elation follows. To base our stature on the expendable creates a definition of ourselves that never goes beyond mere appearance; more, how others perceive us. Leaving us shimmering gold on the outside but rotting and bound to taint from the inside out. I spent many years rotting while trying to keep a nice shine on the outside so no one would see what lay beneath because we live in a culture where to feel is weakness and to not have control is to have nothing. When I thought I had control I tended to lead myself into the wall over and over.
The created value Him; creators value chattel.
The created suffer; creators make others suffer.
The created love others genuinely; creator’s love because they should for their own good.
The created admit weakness; the creators shield it with bravado.
The created seek His authority; the creators think they are authority.