…a.k.a. mind your damn business.
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WHAT I’M WEARING:
Leather Jacket: H&M ; Sweater: Banana Republic ; Skirt: Banana Republic ; Booties: Kenneth Cole (old)
First off, Happy Independence Day, Ghana!
Now, on to today’s testimony. I won’t neglect to warn you that it might ruffle a few feathers, but you know very well I never cared to do so… My spiritual father always says “why do Christians get so angry when they see the world acting like the world?” This post isn’t really about the world- so to speak- but its about other believers having their panties in a bunch when they see believers behaving differently from them.
Before I give you Sanhedrins the business, today’s blog post is taken from the below verses/stories in the Bible:
When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?” Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain until I return, what is that to you? You follow Me!” (John 21)
When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom, for the land commits great whoredom by forsaking the Lord.” (Hosea 1:2)
Now- this won’t be a long testimony. But I am here to admonish you all to kindly mind your business. A few days ago, an anonymous follower questioned how my Christian brand could represent Christ and Sarah Jessica Parker Beauty simultaneously. Her question stems from my post on Instagram which talks about how much of a fan I am of the show Sex and the City. The anonymous follower argued that the show didn’t glorify God and that I shouldn’t watch it because Christians who follow me might think it’s okay to watch it as well. This same anonymous follower criticized me for wearing another human’s hair on my head, saying in so many words that I needed to ask the Holy Spirit how He felt about it. To which I should’ve simply answered “what is that to you?”
Now I do understand the point this woman was trying to make about Sex and the City. Yes- the show does not glorify God. It indirectly advocates fornication and lewd behavior. And so I do get what she means by being careful. But what exactly does that have to do with me representing a brand owned by an actress on the show?
Some of us are like Peter. So concerned with what the next person is doing that we neglect to follow Jesus. Some of us don’t even have any pictures on social media, let alone use our voices to preach the Gospel. Yet we criticize others for what they choose to represent. And then we do the criticizing publicly. If you don’t like the way something is done, create your own platform and movement and do it YOUR way. Who knows, maybe the Lord will lead me to your movement and I might have a change of heart. But until then…
MIND YOUR BUSINESS.
Can you imagine a modern day Hosea? A prophet of God marrying a whore because God tells him to. Can you imagine what people might say? How people might treat him?
When I started my “Fully Covered, Still Fly” t-shirts, God warned me NOT to use the business to criticize those who choose to wear revealing clothing. He told me that I didn’t need to do so in order for the movement to be successful. And I believe God knew I’d be of greater influence and effect that way!
Sometimes God commands us to do something, and we think that Word is for EVERYONE. It’s not, boo. It’s for you! If its not directly written in the Word of God; if its a revelation you received in your bedroom, it doesn’t become law for all. It becomes law for YOU.
Remember that convictions are personal. They cannot be one- size fits all. Convictions come with increased knowledge.You cannot expect someone to be convicted about something they do not know to be wrong. For example, the other day I wanted to go to workout with a sports bra on. And the Holy Spirit told me to put my damn shirt on. I received that conviction because I KNOW that in wearing a bra at the gym, I could tempt people to sin- lust, be envious, etc.
It isn’t my job to now go on my blog and tell women they shouldn’t workout in sports bras. That conviction was for me alone.
The point of this post is to get you to focus on your own walk with Christ and your OWN obedience to the things of God. Stop playing Holy Spirit.
*Peace & Hair Grease*