Imagine what it actually feels like to sleep walk and be aware of it?
Do you ever feel like life sometimes feels like we are sleep walking, partially aware of the moment but never truly grasping it?
Who are we? Who am I?
I sometimes wake up to this question. I feel like I am destined for greatness, and sometimes I feel like the days are just passing by me.
Yesterday, my famsquad and I were in Wakiso for a reach out to students in the neighbouring schools. We were there to sing and lead worship, and it was a beautiful thing. Seeing people get excited and singing along to the praise and worship was indeed uplifting. And then came a mini-talent show where each school had a few of their students come onto stage and sing, rap and recite poetry. But this is not why I am writing this!
When all was done and we were catching up during lunch, we shared a few high school stories and how we were bullied. It was sad! The sermon was talking about our identity and how most times people will remember the one bad thing you did and forget all the good works you’ve ever done. But Christ doesn’t.
It is us who guilt trip ourselves into believing that our sins are imputed and will reflect on the final judgement. Our lead pastor – Paul, talked about how sin is like a stain that Christ cleansed and yet we think that we should be the ones to do that. No, we can’t. And it brought me into this space where I wondered if I could do as Christ has done.
Love my enemies. Love my detractors. Love those that have hurt me. Love those that seek to hurt me. Love those who’ve played me for a fool.
And it further pushed me to the point of reflection! Will my enemies love me? Will those I detract love me? Will those I’ve hurt love me? And those I played for a fool?
So who am I?
Many like me and my famsquad are stuck in this space trying to figure out who we are and yet trying to be better than we are yesterday! We are on a journey hoping that every stop we make along the way is an important one.
Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian much less than staying in a coup makes you a chicken!
A church is a gathering but a gathering can’t necessarily be a church!
What makes the choice of church you go to much important to you than any other space?
We can’t change people. You only meet resistance when you do that!
Those were some mental notes in yesterday’s conversation.
I wish you all a happy week, and day.