Getting caught up in labels I think makes us forget who we really are... Our identity becomes entrenched in the label that is given to us that we lose sight of what is more important. What is even worse if having labels within a label of what we believe and what we do. I have a problem that the label Christian does not emphasize enough on who we actually are in Father. And what doesn't even make any sense to me is that there are certain kind of Christians. Methodist, Baptist, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, and more. I had a friend the other day tell me that she grew up a Methodist, and right after she told me that she asked me, "what does that even mean?" I have the same questions for all of those denominations... I think the only thing that separates all of these 'different' Christians, is their rules they live by. non-denominations and denominations seem to be more similar than one would think. They both have their 'own' agenda's and within their own agenda's seem to put wedges of space among all the 'denominations and non-denominations' who claim to be Christian. There are probably arguments about what 'denomination' or non-denomination are the 'right' ones, but, here's the catch... Those who are labeled something different than what we label ourselves, seem to throw the 'others' out of what we view as Christian or those who are off. Why can't we just forget about stupid labels and focus on what the real purpose is. God does not use labels to separate his body. Yes, his body does have different parts that do different things, but, the arm is not better than the leg, they are connected to the same body, and Father does not favor any label or another. His people are his people, and the entire purpose of being a 'Christian' is being in relationship with the Father, and nothing is more important than that! Not sure if anyone has come up with a 'label' for me yet, but whatever they call me, does not and will not ever explain my heart or my relationship with Father to the full capacity or even come close to where I am. The only thing I am interested in is my relationship with God, and that to me does NOT need a label or a title or name to present itself... It is what it is.
Not all who wander are aimless, especially those who seek truth beyond tradition, beyond definition, beyond image. -- Mona Lisa Smile
Hi! Thanks for coming by and checking out my blog. If I had to tell you anything about myself and why I write, it would be this...
I love to write about things that inspire me or captures my attention, or merely what is happening in my life. I don't proclaim to have it all figured out, but I do know this, that I am simply human that has problems and I am not afraid to expose them here. Vulnerability and being authentic is something I strive for, even if it looks ugly at times.
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I am learning how to live loved by God and embrace His grace that will help me fly in freedom. Let the wings of grace take me, all of me, for who I am and not for who I should be.