Sunday, November 1, 2020

"Fake It 'Till You Make It"?

"Fake it, 'till you make it." How many of us have heard this? Used it? Continue to use it? 
I remember being told this as a young preacher, when I first started out on the circuit. Nerves all jangled and such, this was of comfort then. "Dont let your insecurities get in the way of doing what you need to do" is another way of saying it. It was a pacifier meant to get us young preachers past the early phases of nervousness. 
Unfortunately, some of us never move past the cute sayings. Some of us have never grown up emotionally, spiritually nor mentally as Christians. What may have been ok and useful as babes in Christ, should not be dependent upon as we grow in the word and the Spirit of His might. For Christians, another road to hell is paved with holding on to silly and fadish sayings. Grow up past appearances, and mature into just being.
1Corinthians 3:2  
I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

Hebrews 5:12-14  
12 For indeed, although you ought to be teachers by this time, again you have need for someone to teach you what are the elements of the beginning of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 
13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is unacquainted with the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. 
14 But solid food is for the mature, for those because of their practice have their senses trained for the distinguishing of both good and evil.

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