Lose Yourself

Now I know what you are thinking, Eminem? For starters, I am definitely not a white rapper (or a rapper at that). I don’t live in the lovely city of Detroit and I don’t have “the style” he has. If you can remember the movie, he doesn’t necessarily do it the first time beating everyone in a rap battle, but the second time.  Until then, he had to work on himself, improve on his rapping skills, and get back to battle rap. I guess you can call it a come back?

2 Timothy 2:23 says, Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels

In the movie there was a lot of mindless drama to prove that Eminem (or Bunny…Bunny Rabbit) can fight (whoopie). To defend his people. Some of the things that he fought over were a girl, fighting over him fighting with the guy who was with Bunny’s girl, and fighting because they are rivals. In the end, its dumb, right?

Lately, I was doing this to every non-believer lately. Then, I looked at the verse in Matthew 7:6. Jesus said: Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

What I was doing is arguing truth to people and therefore I was losing myself in the process. It says in Phillipians 4:7 …Guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. I wasn’t doing that. As Christians, we need to remember that we need to be defenders of Christ but remember not to be angry in the process. It is so easy to slip, so cut it off and try it again with a gentle approach. What I was doing was focused on winning an argument instead of focusing in Jesus. It can be very hard to be in His mindset sometimes. We take on the problems that God has and we make it our own. It shouldn’t be ours, it should be His. Evedentally, it is about God, and about them. That is our goal is to save them.

Proverbs 1 25:33  because you have ignored all my counsel and would have none of my reproof,I also will laugh at your calamity;I will mock when terror strikes you, when terror strikes you like a storm and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but will not find me. Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord, would have none of my counsel and despised all my reproof, therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way, and have their fill of their own devices. For the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacency of fools destroys them; but whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.

Now that we have worked with them, we have to come and realize that they are broken and upset. If you come across with a person who is angry with the truth that you are speaking, they will mock you and they will bully. The job that you have is to just speak truth. If they ignore it, its out of your hands. For that, you just have to stop what you are doing, be still, and continue walking in the path of Jesus.

Anyway, the final thing to say about this is to pray for those people. Prayer works. When faced with someone who is a non believer, ask what is holding them back from God. It could be not doing what they want, it could be the church hurt them, it could be that they’re mad at their circumstances, or it could be that they don’t want to follow “the rules of Christianity.” I really hope and pray for in the future that they get to know God on a personal level. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. For that, I want to wish the best for everyone. Jesus. Please leave a comment on the page after you finish reading.

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