Cheap Martyrs!

How old are you? Wow! Looketyeewww. Time flies so quickly doesn’t it? Wasn’t it like a week ago you were in SHS? Now there are so many year groups behind you it’s like their mere existence is just to spite and get you moping about how quickly old age is creeping in. It’s such a relief that Facebook only notifies people about your birthday but doesn’t tell them exactly how old you are isn’t it? Lol, I feel you on that.

But at the same time it’s hard to think of how far you’ve come without pausing to thank God right? See your tithe right now, that was your salary some months back, mi boa? You don’t need to think hard to remember a few time’s God has made you weak in the knees, right? And then you also remember how little you’ve done to show your gratitude and then you feel bad. Your mind replays your shortfalls or insufficient efforts in demonstrating your love for this great God and you feel bad.

It’s not easy though is it? I mean, see how busy you are, see how the jobs keep lining up, where’s the time to foreplay him with 30 mins worship before warming up into chandaskabolose mandakristo? Plus you wake up one day and it just occurs to that ‘Oh Goodness, the beautiful ones have been born!” But have they? Have they been born…or made up and ‘mascarad’? Lol, dont let me go there po.

I mean you don’t even have to try hard to tap that. Your third lift to Shiashie and this office hottie is telling you how easy it is to make her cum. Where do you pass with that. Myyyy Gaaawwdd! Suddenly you see the chance to say some ‘Father forgive me’ prayers latest by next two weeks.

And suddenly in your misery to show God how much you really really love Him even though you don’t get around to it as often as you’d like, your friend Eagle Awo Flava throws you a ‘Scripture Challenge’ on Facebook. ‘ I nominate Ben and Abla Sedem to post a Bible verse for the next 10 days….’ Then your heart leaps with joy; finally a chance to prove your love for God.

‘I’ve been telling you I love you all this while G, now I wee show you! Please note that as I do this, I never have to worry about you denying me before your Father in heaven, because see, I’m not denying you before men. See aaaaalllll the friends I have on Facebook, see how many people comment on my stuff, surely, in doing this I’m going about the Father’s business, no?’

And then you feel good. In the face of ‘stiff opposition’ and all the other things you could be doing, in spite all the mockery that you’ll endure from all those who know you in a certain way, you still proceed to hype Jesus. You’ve done well. Clap for yourself. Kpa kpa kpakpakpa KPA!

Don’t get me wrong fam, I’m not against Christian social-action chains and God-glorifying statuses….i’m after the ‘why’. Why are you doing it? To impress Him? To make up for all the time you don’t make for Him? To prove your remorse for that sin? To not disappoint the nice breda that nominated you? If it’s anything like that, well then I’m sorry but you’re nothing more than a cheap matyr.

Evangelism’ is not the replacement for obedience. Saying His name on your statuses does not make up for that weakness you keep giving in to. You want to be a real matyr? Obey. Obey in spite of everything you have going on right now. OBEY. Obey no matter what it takes then eh3333, you’re there.

Me the guy writing this out kraa, Kwame ahi? I always remind myself that ma guy, this Goldinwords thing you do doesn’t make you indispensible o, it doesn’t mean you can go round mia miaing things and issokay. Grace p3!

Let’s not get too impressed with ourselves too quickly. Let’s be very careful of complacency. Let’s not make our chorister status our get-out-of-fornication-free card. Look, either you want to do this or you don’t, but don’t fool anyone, most of all yourself. Clean out the temple of your body and heart so that your social media profile doesn’t look like a cheap plastic surgery of your real identity.

Let’s always check our motives; let’s do things for the right reasons. People have paid higher prices for their faith than we probably ever could or would, but if all we can do is obey, let’s do it well. That way when you do your duty of hyping God, it’s not to placate your conscience, but rather, another expression of your obedience to Him.

Did I step on your toes? I wish I was sorry ;-p

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24 Comments

  1. Constante said:

    I WISH I COULD CLAP WITH BOTH MY HANDS AND FEET AND STILL ADD MY SIBLINGS OWN TO IT. A thousand hands will not be enough. Lol. Awesome piece BenJ !!! I salute

    September 28, 2016
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  2. Nii-Baah said:

    This is deep. You set me into thinking through my motives for doing certain things. You inspire me with your writings. Thanks very much.

    September 23, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      That’s amazing to know…and inspiring as well. Thanks Nii!

      September 24, 2016
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  3. Ephraim said:

    Thanks bro

    September 19, 2016
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  4. Maame A said:

    👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 etwiii me kakra😂😂 but that’s the hard truth !!! . We shouldn’t be the Pharisees of our time oo !! God bless you Ben !!

    September 19, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      Hahahaha, like me like you Maame, e dey twiii mi sesiaa kraa, but God dey.

      September 19, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      Toooo mutwa! <3 <3

      September 19, 2016
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  5. Gen. ExcellenceKay said:

    Truth..! Laced with humor… great piece..

    September 18, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      If you say so General, who are mere civilians to disagree?

      September 19, 2016
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  6. Okoh Annor said:

    I really enjoy reading your posts. Always on point👌👌

    September 18, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      And comments like yours make it all so worth it Okoh, thanks.

      September 19, 2016
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  7. Aure said:

    Thank u for ur help

    September 18, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      And thank you for making the time Aure.

      September 19, 2016
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  8. Kay-X said:

    God bless you BenJ

    September 18, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      Amen and AMEN! May He bless you more too.

      September 19, 2016
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  9. Ewurasi said:

    👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾

    September 18, 2016
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  10. Adzo said:

    This is awesome, a timely word. Bless you wati

    September 18, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      Thanks Adzo 🙂

      September 18, 2016
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  11. Richlove said:

    Hi BenJ,

    Timely word of advice. Nice meeting you at the Kenikodjo meetup.. I am officially now an avid reader of your blog.. Keep writing inspiring and mindset-tuning stories. .

    September 18, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      Yesss, was good meeting you ‘Ghana jollof’. lol

      September 19, 2016
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  12. Dee said:

    Mmmm.
    “If you love Me keep my commands” sums it all up. Not share on Facebook, send to 5 people, like my status etc.

    P.S. Dee still repping 😂😂😂😂

    September 18, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      lol, i see you, i see you Dee. Was so good meeting!

      September 19, 2016
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