20 July 2014

When Christians Say "I'm Praying For You"

Whenever a Christian reads or hears what I've been up to lately, they can’t help but express the token phrase, "I'm praying for you." It's an expression that every Bible believer loves to say, especially when they think you’re heading down the wrong path.
Prayer - making people think they're actually talking to God.

So why do they keep saying this to me? It's because most believers who know me think I've gone off the deep end; they believe I'm heading in the wrong direction. Believe it or not, I even have whole churches praying for me. Why? Because I used to be like them. I used to be a trophy believer. I was a champion of the faith, but now I've changed...for the better. To their point, I say some crazy stuff and my writing sounds mean and maybe even hurtful. However, let me flip things around for a minute. What if by some miracle I actually have a point? What if I never was off my rocker or following the temptations of Satan? What if Dathan could be right about a lot of things?

To be honest, I laugh when people say they're praying for me. It used to aggravate me to no end, but now I just laugh it off. Why do I laugh? Because it's such a cop out. When a Christian says they're praying for you it means one of two things: they either want something good to happen in your life or they believe you're so lost there is no hope. If you're headed in the wrong direction, then only God can fix you. This is why they go to God in prayer. If a Christian can't persuade you to come back to the Light with their words or actions, then their only hope is to rely on God for intervention.