As I sit here attempting to write this post I can’t help but think to myself what kind of Christians are we? The saying I love Jesus but I cuss a little has gotten out of control. Seriously, I just googled it to find out what the keyword search was and I found that there are shirts and wall decor that promotes it.
Now, I know Christians aren’t perfect. I know I’m not by any means. However, the Bible says over and over again to be more like Jesus. How is cussing, even if it is just a little bit, being anything like Jesus?
I used to cuss a lot and I mean a lot. Every other word that came out of my mouth was that nasty f-word. Of-course that was when I was not living a Christian life. That was when drugs, alcohol, and sex was all that mattered.
When I made the decision to follow Jesus I quit smoking, drinking, sleeping around and even gave up cussing. Over time as my relationship grew with Jesus it got to the point that I couldn’t even stand being around people who were cussing.
But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. – Colossians 3:8
Old Habits Die Hard
Have you ever broken a habit and found yourself later going back to that habit? I have and still do from time to time. My son, who is borderline ADD/ADHD and also has a Tick Disorder, can tend to be a little nerve wracking. I love him to pieces but sometimes he can really get under my skin.
He will “mom” me to no end and will ask the same question over and over repeatedly.
When he is asked to do something it often turns into an argument. He has bad days but he also has such a good heart which allows him to have really good days too!
The bad days, however, are days I want to rip my hair out and just scream at who ever will listen. That is how bad it gets.
So bad that when I raise my voice to him I sometimes slip the d-word. I’m sure I have slipped a few others as well. But never the really bad ones. Yes, there are really bad ones.
I don’t do it on purpose but I do feel like I can control it a little better. For example, I could walk away and allow myself to calm down. Like I said before I’m not perfect and neither is anyone else. That still isn’t an excuse.
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To Follow Jesus Means To Be More Like Jesus
When I was re-born I knew I had to change some things in my life; a lot of things to be honest. It took a while but I changed a lot of my ways.
I am still growing and learning as I continue to walk with Jesus. I feel like He is always teaching me something new like the day a Starbucks coffee changed my attitude.
Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. – 1 Corinthians 11:1
God knows we are not perfect after all He created us. But that is not an excuse to do what we want. Which is exactly what I feel like Christians are doing today. We are acting how we want and doing what we want.
When did it become okay to love Jesus but cuss a little? What is that showing non-believers? “Hey, come get saved but keep your old ways, Jesus doesn’t mind” (rolling my eyes).
I think my biggest issue with this, is the fact that it has become some sort of a mockery. The sad part is Christians are the ones doing the mockery. But that is just my opinion.
Maybe God laid this post on my heart because I myself need to work on holding my tongue when I get frustrated with my son. And maybe someone out there in the world needed to read this as well.
I may not go around saying I love Jesus but I cuss a little but I still cuss a little even if it is once a month. Even if it is just the d-word it is still cussing and it is still wrong.
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