One of my favorite movies of all time is ‘Mean Girls’. This movie by far is pop culturally correct and hilarious throughout every scene. I’ve seen it millions of times and it never ceases to amaze me. I encourage you to watch this film. It will be one of the many blue prints of my communication skills. There will be random outburst of me saying, “You Go Glen Coco, You Go!” I should per-warn you that I speak fluent scripture/pop culture throughout my daily conversations. Please prepare to hear random quotes from Drake, Jay-Z (my favorite rappers) and a justification from the book of Romans. I pride myself on how I can intertwine both pop culture and the Bible so seamlessly. Actually, regardless of what I am watching I can find the coded spiritual message within it.
There is a quote from the movie ‘Mean Girls’ that I’ve always overlooked until now. I have been able to tie it into my everyday life and walk with God. The mother of the movie vixen or the actual “mean girl” Regina George makes a comment while her daughter is entertaining company. She says, “I’m not like a regular mom. I’m a cool mom.” While, offering alcoholic beverages to underage teens. I’ve seen that scene a dozen or two times but this time I got an entirely different message out of it. I now hear, “I’m not a regular Christian. I’m a cool Christian.” This tickled my fancy as if it written in the original script.
This remix of the quote, “I’m not like a regular Christian, I’m a cool Christian” really humbled me in a way. I don’t want to be known as the self-righteous and the overly “religious” person. There should and needs to be a balance between your relationship with God and worldly things. King Solomon speaks about this in the good book. Ecclesiastes 7:16 reads, “Do not be excessively righteous and do not be overly wise. Why should you ruin yourself?” I know so many people that live under a religious rock and have forgotten how to live! They can’t recall the last time they kicked back and actually enjoyed what their God created. It’s mind blowing to me that they create boundaries, God never intended for them to have.
Religion has so many boundaries of do’s and don’ts that it masks the essence of the relationship with God. Religion leaves a nasty taste in many followers and backsliders mouth that has a desire to be free. Confession time. I curse a little but I still love Jesus. I enjoy a nice glass of Merlot but I don’t over indulge. My temper is short but I am still a work in progress. Fact is I am not perfect. Actually, we are all perfectly messed filled Christians. If we weren’t messes there would be no endeavors to seek out the depths of God’s heart.
Baby have you ever been around someone that only spoke in scriptures? Oh! It is by far the most annoying conversation a human being can ever be subjected to. This person went on and on and on about different books within the Bible. I literally zoned completely out. The last thing I heard was dude mentioning something about a vision and not perishing. He couldn’t differentiate the timing and place of speaking of what seemed to be very important to him. Indeed, I knew exactly what he was speaking of. However, I was enjoying Thai food and was coming down from the high of the On the Run Tour I had attended the night before. Have I not mentioned how big of a Jay-Z fan I am? Well now you know. There is a time and a place for everything. This is where discernment comes into play.
Lately, I have been praying that you are or in the midst of becoming a seasoned Christian. Meaning you understand, follow, and obey Godly principles. Neglecting all sin and mimicking the heart and thoughts of God. Meanwhile back at the ranch you can relate to people, places, and things around you. It’s cool to have a great understanding of God’s word but it’s uncool to lack any understanding in the surrounding He has placed you in. I encourage you to spend some time with my homie Drake. He just dropped an album called ‘More Life’ which explains half of what I am saying in a nutshell. Minus the inappropriate language and analogies of coarse. My 2017 theme is, “Watch out for me, I am about to Glo.” Let’s remix this and say, “Watch out for us, We about to Glo.”