Originally Posted by drummindan8484
The one problem I still have with her (and it is one I truly can do nothing about), is that I can tell that she really craves attention as she is constantly dancing and clapping when the others don't..
I've seen people do this too. I can't quite put my finger on it nor understand why certain people do this, but it's almost like they are using worship to garner attention to themselves...and I'm not sure if it's a "I'm a super-christian praising God" type thing, due to insecurity, or if it is just plain trying to get in the spotlight.
I have had so many ridiculous things happen to me in life, I cannot put words to them, and I gave up fighting trying to figure it out, and now instead of getting angry I simply sigh to myself and continue doing what makes me happy. And for me, that's playing music. If someone else wants to be a super Christian or wants to hog the spotlight, I usually ignore it, even though I am embarassed for that person.
And I think it's funny how things can be taken different ways - for example, mediocrefunkybeat felt that your post was judgemental and out of line, and you explained it well that you simply have feelings too. I agree with both of you and yet understand both sides at the same time.
I struggle with what people think of me as a Christian. And I honestly have to say - if people see Christ by what I do on a daily basis, Christianity is doomed! But luckily it doesn't end there, as Christ reveals himself in many ways, and when we foul up (which I occasionally and often do), there's other opportunities for that bystander to find Christ, but we should do the best we can to make Christ shine brighter - not because it's a religious thing, but because "He delivered us out of the dominion of darkness, transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son..." (Col. 1:13). And once the eyes of a soul have been opened by the one and only Christ, there's no turning back!
And the beat goes on...