Lately, I have been thinking about a forthcoming autobiography at some point later (but soon enough) in my life. While I do not think I am ready to announce the potential title yet, it will come to unfold as a story of my life through the lens of a life with a God who covers secrets. That’s how best I can explain it. To be more detailed, it’s me looking into my life for the past few years and realizing that I don’t deserve this life I’m living.
When I say I am undeserving, I mean I am wowed by the goodness of God, so much that it looks too good to be true – from the littlest of things to the biggest of things, and of course, to the seemingly insignificant. Last year, and the year before, I shared my five-year salvation journey and my six-year journey on the blog and now it’s the seventh year.
It’s funny, actually, that it has been seven years! Seven years of amazingness – of being picked up, pampered, reprimanded, and warned.
What’s my story today? Keep on keeping on.
This world we live in? Crayyy…CRAYYY…CRAZY. Crazy how there are a whole bunch of things and people out for your attention, and the devil seems to be even more determined to mislead as many people as he can. There are too many options to choose from if we were to outline every topic. But I know you know…it’s why I am putting up this post.
Recently, in one of my classes, there was a question to Black people by a writer called Lewis Gordon. He asked, “Why do they go on?” This question stemmed from the conversation about how Black people are silenced in certain situations over and again. However, we pick up ourselves again and decide to move forward. What’s the motivation? Why do we do it? This had me checking up on the “upward social mobility narrative” and “the myth of mobility.” When you Google those terms, you find a stream of articles on how the rags-to-riches story is a façade, and only a few people or the same set of people ever make it up the ladder. So, “Why go on?”
In that class, we linked the answer to that question to the autobiography. Take Michelle Obama’s Becoming for example – when someone reads that book and sees parts of the former FLOTUS that is inspiring and very much similar to his/her story, and how she overcame, then the person in question sees a reason to go on.
Where am I going with all of this?
The Christian Life is challenged by the many anti-Christian values that exist in today’s society, and guess what? Why should you go on? Because Jesus went on, many matriarchs and patriarchs of faith went on, and the Bible is a clear biography. Do you also know – you are IN this world but not OF this world. So what? You and I are supposed to live in these anti-faith values, live through them, and “Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people” (Philippians 2:15). So, as I mark this 7th year of my walk with Christ, the word to you and I is to keep the faith! Do not let anyone, any situation, any circumstance, or what not, talk you out of it. You have come this far – you should keep on keeping on.
However, if you are just saying the big “YES” to Jesus, giving Him the green light to be Lord and Personal Savior in your life, then I need you to know that it might occur to you at some point to question who you are serving and why. Don’t hold back – do it. Ask God to reveal himself to you, and to help you know Him for you. The reason most people “backslide”, most of the time, is because they have had a hand-me-down representation of God all of their lives. Now is the time to seek Him for you – so you can stand firm in the faith at all times. Yes, it is great to learn from others. But have you sat down to work out this salvation? When you settle in His presence, then there is no mistake of who He is.
God is counting on you and I to represent Him in all that we do and own – words, actions, lifestyles. Let us go ahead. Shine. Keep the faith!
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With Overflowing Love,