Occasionally, I will put up a scripture as my status or tweet. Do these people think I'm a hypocrite? I can just hear the unsatisfied murmurs from those who were hoping I would fail, flop, or just rot from unhappiness. "Who is she to talk about God?"
No, I don't deserve God's love. I don't deserve to feel acceptance in the arms of a Savior. I don't deserve the beautiful life He has given me. I should be riddled with nightmares, regret, and disgrace with the thoughts of what I've done. But the beauty of being a believer is that the moment I gave him the tattered mess that was my life, I never looked back. Grace and Gods unmerited favor for me, saved my life.It's no longer about what I deserve, but the unconditional love of the Father. Literally, there are days I forget the person I used to be, it's not because of my terrible memory, but through Gods forgiveness, I'm over that mess and I can look forward to the person I'm becoming.
For this you can color me a hypocrite. By definition, hip-uh-krit is "a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs." At one point in my life I professed one thing, and lived another. I drug myself through the mud, but now I sing praises to the Lord who saved me.
For this I will accept the title of hypocrite, but the fortunate part of this rant is that my life is consumed with the post-hypocritical life. I pay no concern to the "reviews" of those who stalk, "hate', or scoff at the scriptures or praises I post. I have a peace that freed me, I just pray that others can see what the Lord has done for me and not dwell on the person who I used to be. Life doesn't work as a hypocrite, either you're authentic or not.