In the last couple of weeks there has been a storm of Christian fury toward Victoria Osteen after she said this:
(Yeah, I used the one with Bill Cosby. How could I not? It is BILL COSBY.)
And while I am the first to admit that what she said was completely and utterly unbiblical and wrong, I think the reason so many folks got their feathers ruffled was because...
We actually believe this.
We actually live like this.
We actually DO this.
We like to think we dress up for church... for Jesus.
We like to think we sing songs... for Jesus.
We like to think we fellowship... for Jesus.
We like to think we do all this "Christian" stuff... for Jesus.
But deep down, a lot of times, it is for ourselves.
That's why when tough times come, or we have to choose between truth and our comfort zone, we turn a deaf ear. Our self gratification trumps everything else.
"Na-na-na-na. I can't hear you. Don't tell me anything to spoil my good time."
"Jesus, I love you, but don't mess with the comfy christian bubble I have created."
"I like things the way they are, don't mess with it, no matter the reason."
Because you see, if your comfort zone is a glorified social club gathering on Sundays, or a marriage that never endures a truly hard time, or a life who's biggest struggle is which new color to repaint your kitchen... you might just be missing it.
You might just be Osteening your life.
Doing it for yourself under the banner of "All for Jesus."
So before we get our torches ready to burn ol' Vicky at the stake, let's ask ourselves...
Who Am I Really Doing It All For?
Because the minute your convictions are compromised for your comfort zone... you will have your answer.