They say I am a Christian,
I have really had no choice but to be a Christian
Every Nigerian knows that those of us with the Oluwa and ogo names just have to be Christians
I have claimed to be a Christian too
On forms, applications and surveys,
I have ticked the Christianity box so easily without thinking…
Because “they” say I am a Christian…
Or I ought to be a Christian…
But didn’t the bible define Christianity as being Christ like?
It’s that Simple….
A Christian should be a follower of Christ
Walking in his steps
Being in his image
People ought to see that resemblance right?
I cannot be a Christian without being like Christ
So NO, I am NOT a Christian
I am not religious
I am just this human who so craves to be like Christ
Who so crazily wants to be lost in this amazing being- Christ
Yet I fail!
I fail to follow in those steps
I get blown by the wind and I get distracted following other steps
But I crave..
I crave to be just like him
A replica of my father and my brother….
I desire to know him
I desire to have him guide me by the micro second
I desire to heal people the way he did and not hurt them
I desire to love the way he so selflessly loved
I desire to be just like him…. Nothing more….
I desire and crave to be Christ Like
So I am not a Christian
I’m only a wannabeChristlikefella!
Picture reference http://www.monergismbooks.com/Am-I-a-Christian-p-18503.html
Originally posted on http://livingchristtodaylct.blogspot.com/ Friday 17th August, 2012