It was a few years back – not worth citing the actual year. A pompous Kanye West grabs a mic from Taylor Swift while she was accepting an MTV Video Music Award and steals her moment. The world sat in disbelief as West stole the entire momentum.
Now, many years later, a repentant and more humble Kanye West releases an album dedicated to Jesus…
…and its Christians who have walked on to nearly every platform of social media to say “imma not EVEN gonna LET you have a moment, Kanye…because I don’t believe in you!”
What becomes the sad reality in this, is that the moment is being attempted to be stolen away from God…not Kanye. The lyrics and songs on this album have a great potential of reaching more people in a 24 hour period than many churches will on a Sunday. So why are we fearful? I am sure that Saul….errr….Paul might have felt the same way if social media were around and he posted “Hey ya’ll…I’ve seen the Light! #forRealTho”.
It happens all around us – Benny Hinn makes a drastic change in his own ministry that rattles many and makes many people say “about time”…and yet a majority of others say “I’ll believe it when he sells his house and gives the proceeds to the poor.” It is never good enough.
It really does feel like we are in a day and age where we are quick to tear down anyone who makes any move to the “Christian” culture from a life that hasn’t always been from the same side of the tracks – or the Lauren Diagles of the world when we feel words might be minced in a radio interview. We never look at ourselves at the batteries fading in our own flashlight beams of the light of Christianity – dimished to barely a flicker to those looking in.
We are called to be a light – like that of an oil lamp of ages past lighting up a dark skyline from a house. A simple oil lamp burning in a home could be seen from some distance. Today’s vigalanty Christian is using the same oil lamp to burn any one who might get close to them.
Believe me….my words are accusing myself. After all…I’m attacking my own brothers and sisters by calling out these actions.
I’m just scared that we are all waiting for the moment when God steps up to the mic and says “Ive let you have your moment…”