If you claim to be a disciple of Jesus Christ—that is, a Consecrated One—yet want to fit into the world, be acceptable in it, and liked by it, something is definitely wrong with you. Period. This message is sent to free you from such ugly shackles.
“You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred towards God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.”~ James 4:4
My friend, it’s not a good thing if everybody likes you. As a matter of fact, the only way that everybody— or the majority—would like you, is if you were a perfect hypocrite. To be liked and accepted by everybody is essentially a curse.
“Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets.”~ Luke 6:26
So, why would you work so hard to get people to accept you and like you. Why in the world would you even care? What’s there to gain? It doesn’t make any sense. It’s not worth all the stress and twisting in the wind. It’s not worth living a fake life; not being true to your own self; being a stupid slave of other people’s opinions.
All of these folks you’re trying so hard to fit in with, would they die for you? Would they be buried with you when you finally wrap up your journey in this region of time and space?
Why are you terrified to come out of your ugly closet and let this worthless world know that you stand for Jesus Christ? Why would their useless opinions of you matter more than the precious blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross of Calvary to redeem you from sin and death? Tell me: who would love you like Jesus Christ and die a shameful and torturous death for you?
If a deranged 65 year old man with a wife, ex-wives and grown up sons and daughters—a grandfather for that matter—could wake up one morning and decide he is now a woman; if he’s not ashamed to broadcast that to the world; if he’s not even ashamed to have a show to parade his perversions—why in the world should any believer in God and His Son Jesus Christ ever apologize for their glorious faith?
Please, crawl out of your disgraceful closet of timidity and senseless fear. Quit trying to please every Dick and Harry that aren’t even worth your while at the end of the day. Submit your entire life to the only One that matters and live to please only Him.
It’s about time you stopped slaving for their empty likes, and started living the glorious life that God planned for you in His Son and through His precious Holy Spirit.