Christian rapper Lecrae recently preached at Rich Wilkerson Jr.’s VOUS Church in Miami where he talked about ‘Joy Through Sacrifice.’
We live in a culture that encourages us to bury failure and pain. It’s a social media society where escape into the latest, shiny thing along with a desperation for likes and followers is the norm.
The Atlanta based rapper warned the millennial-filled church to beware of relying on social media. He cautioned people against looking for likes and approval.
“We’re in the social media world hoping for likes,” he said. “If you woke up this morning and you loved yourself and God loved you, any additional like is a bonus. Likes don’t change the world, relentlessness does.”
Lecrae also shared his testimony with the congregation. He battled about depression after he started to speak up for racial reconciliation, which called him to lose followers.
“I had to embrace that trauma and let it mold me into someone new,” he maintained. … “The shift is being willing to die to whatever we were before the pain to birth the person that we were becoming. The shift is when we’re too attached to who we’ve been we’re held back [from becoming] who God wants us to be.”[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb4EUgsVIcw[/embedyt][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][td_block_ad_box spot_id=”sidebar”][/vc_column][/vc_row]