Back when I was in the gang, we had a saying for a wannabe gang banger. the term we used was “Joker” why joker, because a person that was down to bang for the gang was willing to put their life down for the cause but jokers be acting like they were down for the cause until, the heat got hot then they would skip out.
I’m sadden to say I see the same in the Christian lifestyle aspect as well. Many claim they down for God, but the minute the Holy Spirit, asks some individuals to come up out of their comfort zone and be down for the cause of Jesus Christ, the joker within certain individuals becomes evident… So I implore you examine your lifestyle are you truly displaying you down for the cause of Jesus Christ? and are really down at all cost? or are you living the joker lifestyle? and claiming you down but when life situations become hot and uncomfortable as an individual end up running away from the cause of representing Jesus Christ?
Only “YOU” can examine your lifestyle and only you can fix your lifestyle with the guidance of the “Holy Spirit.” God has many scriptures for the “joker” (wannabe) lifestyle but the Holy Spirit is calling two specific scriptures for today’s post.
Luke 9:59-62 [NIV]
59 He said to another man, “Follow me.” But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” 60 Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” 61 Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.” 62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”
Matthew 12:30 [NIV]
30 “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.
Pray With Me!
Father, I “Input Your Name Into Prayer” come before your throne today to ask my Lord, to help me examine my lifestyle for I want to represent your perfect Son, Jesus Christ, Oh’ Lord, Jesus Christ, took my sins serious on the cross and I don’t want to represent Jesus Christ, like a “joker” that skips out. No! Lord, I want to be representing like your Son, Jesus Christ, represented as a (((Soulja of Hope))) that doesn’t back down no matter what I must endure to represent Jesus Christ, Oh’ my Lord, help awaken the Soulja of Hope within me. Amen!