I can prove that my faith is real and it is a growing, changing phenomenon. I used to believe that martyrdom was a good thing, perhaps the best of things. I would have gladly given my life for my faith.
Now? I am 40 years old and I wonder, if I die for any cause, how many others will I not be able to bless by being here? We live in a world of people who want to be martyrs for their cause. Here in America people were willing to die for a pipeline.
But, when does martyrdom turn into selfishness? Is that possible? I don’t believe martyrdom is always, if ever, the answer to the cause. You were created to do specific things on Earth and impact specific objectives. By willing to die for a cause, what if you are, in fact, hurting the cause?
You want to have strength and show character? Then stand up and fight, but be willing to retreat and return another day! As a Christian I believe only one man can die for my sins. And He already did it in 33AD. His final words were, It Is Finished! If something is already done, what’s the point of going back and trying to do it again?
Another awesome day, my associate pastor of my church came up and gave me a new perspective. Coming soon…