So, watching Real Housewives has been my guilty pleasure since 2007. It’s a train wreck that it’s hard to stop watching, because it makes me forever grateful that my life is not akin to theirs. (Thank you Jesus).
My favorite is Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) for some reason and, it’s probably because I can relate to them vs. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (RHOBH). However, my reason for the post is not my love for the show. On RHOA, there have been at least two people that have proclaimed to being Christians on the show. One is actually or was actually an Evangelist. They were given the opportunity by God in spreading his gospel. Granted, he gives all of his children this opportunity, but some were led in a different way as it being their ongoing ministry.
Now, since watching the show this season, as well as last season, I have seen this Evangelist cuss, gossip, calling one of her cast members all type of names (such as hoe, ashy), etc. Granted, we all have fallen short according to Romans 3:23. We were all born with a sinful nature and we as believers are still dealing with our fleshly bodies, because we are still alive in our mortal bodies. My main issue is this lady has the opportunity to use this show as a way of reaching people all over, by spreading the word of God. They should be lifting their co-workers up and not tear down, not boast about what they have and the other one does not.
If you watch the show, then you probably know who I am talking about. In fact, they have been in the media nationally due to their actions on their recent reunion special. It annoys me to see people, especially ones that profess that they are followers of Christ to pretend like they aint representatives of him. Even when you lay your head on your pillow at night, you still represent the Most High God. It’s a 24/7 deal, an everlasting deal, and it shouldn’t be taken lightly.
So, what has happened now, this Evangelist was arrested for her actions; However, trying to place the blame for the other party. Let me explain something about me. I know passing the buck when I see it, because I was a willing participate and student of the game as a child and teenager. She doing damage control by placing the blame on the person that she attacked by saying that she was bullied and provoked. The girl was saying things that were provoking, as well. Bottom line is how she handled herself was not godly. Her attitude, body language, and overall demeanor let me know that God was not on her mind at that moment.
I know you’re probably thinking, “Jade, you are being judgmental” Actually, I’m not and I have yet to sugar coat. I’m pointing out that our sister in Christ was not acting like she was a representative of our Lord and Savior.
Let’s see how the Lord wants us to handle anger, hate, and the issues relating.
Ephesians 4:26-27 explains that we can’t let our anger linger “Be angry and let not the sun go down on your wrath and give no place to the devil.”
Now, I’ve heard my mom say don’t go to bed angry and I never knew that it was from the bible. I just thought it was something that she got from TV like she got from that movie “Let’s do it again” waking up with a case of death. I think the reason why we are instructed not to go to bed angry is because; your mind is still active during your sleep process. It’s still in woke mode, while your body is in shutdown mode. So, sometimes I believe that Satan tries to plant seeds during our sleep time, as well as our awake time. It’s just not healthy for the mind, spirit, as well as the body to go to bed with an angry state. That’s stress to the hundredth power right there. I don’t know about you, but I need my full eight hours.
Psalm 66:18 says “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:”
So when we don’t confess sin of any kind in our lives and we just let it manifest, then we go pray; God doesn’t hear us, because we haven’t done what we are supposed to do.
Don’t go around carrying that iniquity in your heart against someone. It’s not healthy at all. Take it from me, the Holy Spirit will let you know when you need to confess something that you have done and he is specific about it.
I actually got in a mood recently that was not the best and yes I aware what I did; the Lord got me in check with the quickness. It was like “You should not have done that. That was rude and you were wrong, no matter what or why the situation of another person annoyed you.” I wasn’t upset, I was just annoyed, but I was still wrong and if had just ignored God in that moment when he convicted me, I would have been in trouble.
Once you name the name of Jesus, as your Lord and Savior, you just can’t act any kind of way. You still have a sinful nature inside you and it’s always in battle with the Spirit of God inside you, because they are contrary one to the other. (Gal 5:17) They don’t mix; they don’t get along, etc.
So why did I use RHOA situation as an example? Because this young lady has proclaimed to be a follower and representative of Christ; and she could have used this opportunity to be a witness for Christ and to share the gospel. She also could have exercised what Paul told the churches of the Romans to do in the 12 chapter, which was to love our enemies. Well let me post the verses and leave you with what saith the Lord.
9 Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.
10 Love each other with genuine affection,[e] and take delight in honoring each other.
11 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.[f]
12 Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.
13 When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them.
15 Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep.
16 Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!
17 Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable.
18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.
19 Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say,
“I will take revenge;
I will pay them back,”[g]
says the Lord.
“If your enemies are hungry, feed them.
If they are thirsty, give them something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap
burning coals of shame on their heads.”[h]
21 Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.
So, let it be written, let it be done.