Iconic American Gospel singer Kirk Franklin recently straightened up a “misconception” that God only exists for the happiness of humanity, rather than drawing them to Himself.
“We have this misconception that God is trying to make us happy,” he told The Christian Post in a recent interview.
“God is not trying to make us happy. God is trying to make us His. And so whatever process comes from that. Once again, I know that sounds foolish to the world. It sounds foolish to humanism.”
“And our natural intelligence doesn’t have the capacity to access and program the spiritual,” he added. “And again, things of the spiritual a lot of times have been abused and manipulated.”
The iconic singer said that many men and women in the Bible went through a period where God broke them before He used them.
“Breaking is not all bad,” Franklin explained. “I know that it may seem kind of intuitive to Western culture because, in America, we pride ourselves on being strong and not easily broken. But gold doesn’t become pure until it’s taken through the fire.”
For anyone struggling with difficulties in life, Franklin suggests they should talk to God regarding their plight.
“Ask God, ‘What are you doing with this?’ ‘Are you using this?’ Because sometimes, you’re in a situation that doesn’t seem to be getting better,” he said. “Maybe it’s because God may not want it to get better.”
Kirk Franklin while addressing the misconception, also stressed that people should stop simply talking about Christ, but to live out their conversations to hurting people across the world.
“I think that it is a tragedy for us to have this much Jesus conversation in the world, but there is not enough of the residue of the conversation in tangible ways in the lives of people,” the artist explained.
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