Recently, I opened Facebook and saw a video that made me sick! Well sick and angry! It was early in the morning so I was angrier at the fact that the video had made me angry and almost ruined my day. It was a video with the caption that read: “Meet Computer Guy who can spell every word in the world… no negative comments biaaa…. lol #Like & #Share” (Facebook says it doesn’t violate any of their rules but if you see this video please report it). So here I am thinking that it’s a legit video of a smarty pant who can spell everything. I click on the video and from the very moment it started playing, I was filled with disgust! I couldn’t even watch pass 10 seconds, then I became real sad and filled with guilt.
The video was of a boy (I can’t tell how old) with down syndrome attempting to spell words he had been asked to spell and he was making mistakes and some how some way this was so entertaining that the bullies; yes, that’s what they are, kept the camera rolling to not only record their disgraceful act for themselves but to share with the world! I checked the views, it was over 42k and about 688 shares. I checked the comment section and I was disgusted even more. People were tagging their best friends to their parents to their clan chiefs and ancestors to come see the video but thankfully there were also people on there who had the same sentiments as I did. I was sick to my stomach and I don’t even mean it figuratively. I was literally becoming sick from viewing it. When and how did we get here? Exploiting someone with special needs for entertainment.
It was right there that Señor Zero Chill decided to step in. This was our fault. We sat there and watched these things happen all around us. We sat there and watched people plant them, one seed at time. Now they have a field of fruits and we are disgusted. Those boys who were filming were you and I. For me, I could never make fun of a special needs person because since as long as I could remember I’ve always felt the deep need to stand up for them and reach out to them. However, those boys were still me in different areas, when I would sit back and watch people pretend to be handicapped or have some sort of physical or mental disability and have a laugh about it. When we would body shame each other, when we would pick on someone for being darker, skinnier, shorter, fatter… where we call someone ugly! If we raise an alarm when its being said or done, we are too serious, we don’t know how to joke or play. We as Christians allowed this to get here by being silent when the seeds were being sown. Sometimes, we not only planted some of the seeds ourselves but we watered and nurtured it for it to bloom.
It all comes back to us! I don’t expect the world to behave anything outside how they are behaving now because they haven’t surrendered their lives to the king of Holiness, who on the daily through the Holy Spirit is cleansing, teaching, instructing, correcting, rebuking, challenging us to be better people for the world to see His glory. Who is constantly guiding us to perfection. We, on the other hand call ourselves CHRISTIANS, Holy Ghost filled Christians and believers of the gospel yet we act in the same manner they do. We call out the same things they do, we raise our hands to the same things they do. This is our fault because we are choosing to join in or sit back and watch it happen instead of actively looking to plant seeds of godliness to counter the foolishness.
We, on the other hand call ourselves CHRISTIANS, Holy Ghost filled Christians and believers of the gospel yet we act in the same manner they do.
I was talking to a friend that morning I saw the video and he said something to me that stuck. He said, ‘Everyday it gets clearer you can’t be Christian in your corner.’ Some of us truly believe our Christian walk is only for our personal gain; I have learnt what’s wrong and what’s right, let the others figure it out on their own. I won’t fornicate because I know what scripture says about it, I know how it affects my personal body and defiles the body of Christ as a whole but nope the next person should figure that out on their own. I won’t mock at people on twitter, but I won’t call out someone who would because they would jump at me or I’d lose cool people points. I won’t cuss, I wouldn’t share, retweet, reblog anything that has foul language in it even though the message is valid because I’m not going to support the use of such language, but nope I’m not going to encourage my neighbor to stop as well because he/she is an adult and should know better. Can you imagine if the writers of the Bible decided to let us figure out life on our own by disobeying God and not documenting what happened and what He said? It’s terrifying for me to imagine even but that’s exactly what we are doing! You don’t need the heavens to open and an angel to come tell you to be the gospel to the next person. The moment you are convicted about something in your heart, the moment you receive revelation about something, that’s the Holy Spirit saying ‘now pass it on’! – 2 Corinthians 5:18
As I fellowshipped with HS on this post, He brought the Black Eyed Peas song, ‘Where is the love?’ to my mind. Now this made me even sadder! We are failing as Christians but we are so full of ourselves and so ‘me-minded’ to notice. So the last lines of the chorus to that song says ” Father father father help us. Send some guidance from above, ‘Cos people got me, got me questioning, where is the love?” This just makes my chest so tight. The way I used to like singing this song but now it’s like a result slip of my failure that I just can’t bear to listen to. If the world has to ask, ‘Where is the love?’, we are failing as Christians. If they have to call out to God to now SEND guidance from above, it’s proof that we are failing as Christians. GOD ALREADY SENT GUIDANCE WHEN HE SENT JESUS TO BE A ROLE MODEL FOR US! GOD ALREADY SENT GUIDANCE THROUGH HIS WORD! If they are seeing that the world is in chaos and without void, it’s because we aren’t living out the word well enough to them. How on earth are we here representing God who is the Very Definition of Love yet they are asking where is the love? Won’t you think it would be ridiculous if someone walked into a well lit room and asked that the lights be put on? We’d probably think the person isn’t alright up there. Our light that is supposed to give light to the earth is so dim that the people in the world are asking for light because they can’t see it.
GOD ALREADY SENT GUIDANCE WHEN HE SENT JESUS TO BE A ROLE MODEL FOR US! GOD ALREADY SENT GUIDANCE THROUGH HIS WORD!
To be honest, I was so disappointed in myself! The lyrics of that song for the first time made me realize that I am daily insulting God. How does He abide in me, how do I call Him Lord, how does He trust me and empower me to show forth His character to the world and they constantly stand up and ask ‘where is the love?’ It’s an insult because His love is supposed to be in all of us as believers, it’s supposed to be made manifest! It’s supposed to pour out of us in all areas and in everything we do. I can make a list of all that is wrong in the world like I have rehearsed already in my mind, but the moment it comes to providing solutions, it’s suddenly another Christian’s job. We make so many excuses for why someone else needs to pick up that task and how it’s not meant for us or we aren’t ready for it. We can point out so much but offer no solutions. Once we are not indulging in it ourselves, we can’t be bothered with the next person.
LISTEN! You CANNOT BE CHRISTIAN; FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST and be SELFISH! You cannot!!!! You cannot be Christian and the salvation of the world isn’t on your heart. You cannot be Christian and not be your brother’s keeper. You cannot be Christian and be independent. If God wanted us to be ‘Me-conscious’ we would have come on earth in self-contained pods with no family and no contact with anyone. We finish with our assignment while alone inside our pods and then we are sucked up into heaven, no contact with anyone. God created relationships for a reason, created communication for a reason.
If God wanted us to be ‘Me-conscious’ we would have come on earth in self-contained pods with no family and no contact with anyone.
Dear Christian brethren, if you didn’t know you are the love the world is looking for, you are the guidance they are asking from above. You hold the power of change, of hope, peace, joy they are earnestly looking for. Don’t entertain the thought that someone else would rise up to the task. There is this thing we all say, that God is not handicapped by one man’s disobedience, He will find someone else and that’s truth but why can’t it be you? Why can’t you be the one who obeys and executes? Don’t entertain the thoughts that you need to do big things right away to make a difference in the world. It starts with the little seeds. It starts with planting tiny seeds of godliness in the world. Dear Christian brethren, you need to stop embarrassing God, rise up and be bold.
BE THE CHANGE THE WORLD NEEDS.