I’ve been reflecting on this sermon from Chris Durso all day, so I thought I’d share it with all of you for today’s HDT:
“We live in a Gotham where there are already too many inconsistent heroes. We live in a city where people over promise what they’re willing to do, but catch them on the wrong day, they have already checked out. See, real heroes, real misfits, real Christians, real Christ followers, they don’t pick and choose when they help nor do they allow a circumstance to dictate their level of commitment. We choose to live a life that most people say they don’t want to live. But we know that we’re called to this, and because of His grace we are able to make it. This is why we carry our cross daily, and daily allowing our cross to carry us through. Each and every one of us are called to live a selfless life. Not making it about us, not making it about how many followers we can gain on Twitter or Instagram but making it about how many followers can be added to the Kingdom. Not for our sake, but for the name of Jesus Christ.
I am praying and I am hoping that today you will be consistent in your faith. Please allow me to expose to you from the onset, from the very beginning, if you are doing this thing for applause or accolades then you are in it from the wrong reason. Why? Because the bible clearly states that all glory, all honor, does not belong to us, it all belongs to Jesus Christ. So when you enter in this thing be sure that you know, that you understand, and that you are okay with knowing that all the work may be done by you but all the praise and thank you’s belong to Him.
A misfit is one who’s uncomfortable with his or her surroundings and is seen to be disturbingly different than others. And as misfits one of our greatest discomforts is inconsistency amongst our peers. No matter what happens we remain full of character and integrity without ceasing, without stopping, why? Because we realize that this is more than a fad, or a trendy term, or a t-shirt. This is a lifestyle, and it is a commitment to God. And as misfits living under the mandate of Jesus Christ, we do not take our commitments lightly. Our yes, is yes. And our no, is no.”