I came across a YouTube video this morning where Pastor Joel Osteen interviewed Kanye West concerning his testimony of accepting Jesus Christ as God’s Son, and asking forgiveness for his sins.
Being transparent here; I had the thought, “Is this for real, or is Kanye doing this for some other reason?” I know. A bad thought, right? I corrected myself fast. I don’t know Kanye personally, but God does, and God also knows his heart.
I imagine Saul, who became the Apostle Paul had a similar issue. Here is this man, who made it his mission, to kill off all those who professed to believe in Jesus now finding himself to be a believer also. Who would trust him, within an inch of their lives, when he said he’s not going to kill them, but only wanted to tell them about Jesus? Time proved Paul was for real, and he went on to lead a lot of people to Christ, that is when he wasn’t writing two thirds of the New Testament Bible.
Time will tell us if Kanye is for real as well. In the meantime, perhaps his large platform will allow him to share the love of God with millions. Regardless of your own thoughts, or opinions concerning this issue, we should all be praying for Kanye West.
“Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.” Ephesians 6:18 (MSG)
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AMEN. We don’t know another person’s heart, and we shouldn’t condemn, even when we see them doing or saying things we deem inappropriate. It’s so important to remember that a “baby Christian” needs patience and guidance, and fame doesn’t equal automatic maturity. Kanye West will need as much discipling as anyone other convert. I’ve seen cases where people were so intimidated by a new believer’s fame that their reluctance to counsel and hold them accountable resulted in the person’s falling away. We need to PRAY for these spiritual infants and help them, not judge them!