I usually avoid controversial topics so I am not compelled in any way to change my stance but I felt too burdened about this and had to weigh in on it.
It is no news that Kanye recently declared he had converted to Christianity and even started Sunday services where he ministers songs. The hate from people especially Christians who question his motives and decide he is not worthy to call the name of Jesus is just too heartbreaking. It would have been understandable if it was non-believers but Christians too?
It may be difficult believing his motives when you choose to look at his antecedents.
Truthfully, at the initial stage of all this, before he started the SUNDAY services, I was sceptical. The first thing I thought was Maybe he was trying to make money off the gospel. My perception changed when I watched his SUNDAY services and interview with Apple music. Whether we believe it or not, something supernatural is going on with Kanye and it is a reviving move.
Bottom line is, it is not up to us to choose who deserves to get saved or not.
This is where the commandment of Jesus comes in- to pray and love on new converts regardless of how we feel about them.
I don’t know everything about the situation but notwithstanding, I have a responsibility to pray for him. One thing I know is the devil would be mad to lose a soul and he would not let go without a fight. Therefore at this point, rather than talk about him, we should get on our knees and intercede.
It is a fact that Kanye is hugely influential, now imagine with the recent turn of events, what his influence would be in the conversion of new souls to Christ.
I believe there are people who may have never bothered to learn of Jesus or listen to Christian music but would invariably pick interest due to Kanye’s declaration. Kanye is musically talented and it is a blessing he would use that gift to the glory of the name of God. He is giving the gospel another dimension, providing an opportunity to those who ordinarily would not be a part of our ’traditional services ’ to worship God. The goal is to win souls for Christ and if this drastic change in Kanye would do that, why not?
More than anything, the idea of new souls being won to the kingdom should excite believers more than questioning his motives. His past is a huge yardstick people use to judge him. He is judged based on varied events from-His self-glorifying songs declaring himself to be God, his political stance according to some and his wife.
But C’mon, Imagine if God refused to use us because of our past errors. Many of us would not be here. God sees potential, He sees what could be and not what has been and what is, and this is all that matters. Kanye is not perfect, we are not too.
The ways of God are not the ways of men. God is seeking vessels to pour his Spirit upon. There is a wave of salvation going on right now. God is raising stones to worship Him. Many other celebrities including Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Lamar Odom, Nicki Minaj are choosing the path of Christ and that is something to rejoice about. Yes, Lord! More of this
Rather than wait for that, ’I told you he is a phoney’ moment, why not get on your knees and pray? Pray that he will become deeply rooted in Christ. Pray that more souls would come to the knowledge of Christ and embrace His love.
Bear in mind, Change is progressive. The word of God renews the mind. Everything won’t fall into place at once. So careful with placing huge expectations on him just yet.
You wouldn’t expect toddlers to act like adolescents.
Finally, please let’s keep him in our prayers. May this path he has chosen be to the eternal glory and honour of the name of Jesus Christ.
What do you think? Are you coming on board?
You are loved 💙💜💚
Scripture for the day
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV