Beautiful One & Mighty Warrior (Man),
This will be most uncomfortable to some or most of you. But I really don't care because it needs to be said! And I WON'T apologize to whomever this applies to or gets under your skin, for what I'm about to say! This is said to make you think!
It's Time for Change... Serious Change! The veil needs to come off!... STOP trying to leave it on! Though it may be comfortable for you, it's not helping you, spiritually! I don't know how you think you can really grow in your relationship with The Lord (with Christ, and our Heavenly Father) with that veil on! It's the veil that keeps you segregated from Worshipping The Lord, together, with others that don't have the same skin color as you. When it comes to worshipping God and serving the Lord (by serving others) it's time to GET OUT of YOUR RACE/CULTURE BOX! Stop trying to make your spiritual life, your relationship with Christ ALL about your culture!!! You trying to grow up in your culture and trying to make Christ fit into YOUR CULTURE, ONLY!! This is WHY I left the ALL BLACK church I was a member of back home in Maryland and when I lived in Atlanta for a few years! I WASN'T GROWING much!! I wasn't flourishing like I needed to. My spirit was yearning for more of something else. It was to be worshipping among those that were Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, etc. I had out-grown those all-black churches in a short period of time. Since I left behind the "All-Black church" with the mindset that went with it in 2008 and became a member of a multi-cultural church I've GROWN ALOT, spiritually! Listen, YOU are not here on this earth to make your spiritual life ALL about the culture your were born into! You are here on earth to worship God and serve others that don't look like you, TOGETHER!!! Not segregated!! The ALL BLACK, WHITE, ASIAN, HISPANIC, etc. churches, It's Got To Stop!! This is huge part why segregation/racism is still going on! Some of you that go to worship service with your own culture think that it has to be an ALL or nothing! You just gonna worship in church with your race, ONLY??!!! What does THAT look like to God??!! GET OVER YOURSELF!!!! YOU GOT STINKIN' THINKING IF THAT'S HOW YOU THINK AND OPERATE!!! So, is that how you are going to be when you get to Heaven?? News Warning: That's not how Heaven is designed! People of ALL races will be worshipping the Lord, TOGETHER!!
You want to be COMFORTABLE?!! Well, God didn't call you here on earth to be comfortable! He called you here to serve ANYBODY!! Does NOT matter the race!! Worship God with anybody that does not have the same skin color as you!! Love on people that does not have the same skin color as you! GET OUT of your racial box!!! Are you really worshipping God or your culture??!!! Maybe your pastor needs to put segregation on the alter! Don't roll your eyes and neck and smack your lips with an attitude with me! I'm keeping it real and honest with You! You will not and can not advance in true Christianity if you don't step OUT of your comfortable, racial culture church box!! GROW UP!!! GROW UP! JESUS was/is a JEW!! He's not African, Black, White, Asian or Hispanic, etc.! Stop trying to claim Him as one of these races!! He's a Jew! Who Happens to be the King of Kings, Lord of Lords and most importantly the SON of GOD!! End of Story! Christianity is suppose to be all colors joined together to form that RAINBOW! Not segregated! Christ doesn't care anything about your race and culture. ALL HE CARES ABOUT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM! It has nothing to do with based on your skin color! All that goes out the door when you come to Christ and when you are in Christ!
ASK YOURSELF: Would you be willing to sacrifice your racial culture and stop making it your idol, preventing you from worshipping God in PURE Spirit and Truth with other believers that don't look like you??! As opposed to worshipping Him still wounded based off of past racial hurts or still intimidated and hateful and trying to be the supreme race! Is your pastor willing to do the same?! If he's not you may need to rethink where your worship!
I Love You, Take Care of You💗💙!