Righteousness is not perfection incase you’re getting it all wrong. It is an exposure of the conformity of one’s life to what is RIGHT. Righteousness is rectitude, uprightness, holiness, godliness, equity, justice, rightfulness, integrity, honesty, faithfulness. Unfortunately, these virtues have been hijacked by the controversial philosophies surrounding the human nature.
There are no half measures when it comes to being righteous. That is why I insist that righteousness is a process and to be a proper christian, you must have to check your daily engagements for whatever that doesn’t speak the values your faith aligns with.
But, I keep wondering the reason some folks, who obviously do not even have it all figured out spiritually, have a way of making your intentions seem like the wildest of sins. It is a hypocritical attitude, to say the least.
There’s no better fellowship than appreciating the sincerity of people’s intentions whether they be negatively connoted according to your gross spiritual mentality, or not!
Reality has it that people tend to conform to situations they are comfortable with and reality, in tandem with its dispositions has no regard for your overall composure as a spiritual entity, even though I am convinced that such composure, at times, is laced with absolute two-facedness.
There’s more to church than vain criticisms — there’s love to give, there are commitments to make in a person’s all round growth and development, there’s contentment to practice, there’s respect and godliness in all its shades to share and it’s awesone how all these benefits could lure even the greatest of whores to a life of FREEDOM in Christ.
It’s also good you know that, a lot of people struggle with a lot of situations and the least that they care about, is the way you see their characters per moment.
I cannot overemphasize the above enough. I understand that being judgemental and even, based on your self imposed righteousness, is a human thing. But spirituality and being intentional in all its practice, is beyond the term “human”.
This goes further to say that associating with your fellow human, as a supposed christian, with an aim of suggesting (read as imposing) your custom christian values, is ONLY an opportunity to refrain and preach what Christ preached the most — LOVE. I mean, if people constantly feel accused and unworthy as a result of your uncanny stand on certain things, then you have to check and pay less attention to your will and more attention to engaging the ultimate standard for relationships —Love and Communication, as evident in the scriptures below—
People already know what’s good from bad but, at the same time, they know when they are obviously ostracised from the flock, for being the way they are, at a certain time.
- •You cannot love me if you think you’re more righteous than I am because, even though we are all on a race, it’s certainly not a competition.
- •You cannot love me, if all you do is highlight my imperfections to another with aim of being seen as the better person.
- •You cannot be a proper christian if your ideals per moment are based on religious appeals given, knowing fully well that you’re just as imperfect as we all, working out our salvation.
My name is Nympha Nzeribe and this was inspired by my personal experience. I struggle with a lot of happenstance and being judged wrongly especially on my spiritual journey, is one.