Okay, just in case you didn’t get the subject matter from the title; ” I is one.” I have a little experience on the matter. Preacher’s kids, as a whole, have a bad reputation as soon as we are born. So much is expected of them without their haveing a say so in the matter. Didn’t we throw a tea party in Boston a long time ago to get out from under the thumb of unlawful rules and laws in which we had no say so.?
Preacher’s kids are easily put into two types. Just like everything in life, they are at the extremes of the rainbow. First is the “perfect child”. They do what is expected of them with little rebellion. They grow up in the Lord; just as is hoped for. They are the ones that are always first to jump in and work whenever and wherever they are needed. They are ones you see at all church activeities as always helpful and eager to pass out food at a Church picnc, cleanng up after a church funtions, and setting up for the functions as well . They play their roles and carry out the duties with little complaint. They have no trobule in believing and have faith in Jesus. They are the apple of their parent’s eye. When the world spins right, these are the ones that you rarely take notice jof because they are mostly in the back ground, or their the ones that leads everything
The second types are the “worst” to think of and a lot more seen and pointed out for their actitives which is what they want. They carry out their duties without question when they are young, but rebel more and more a they grow up. They take on the attitude that the church and Jesus are just another kind of conrol which of course was not for them. They are normally very head strong and unwilling to tke anything fro granted. They are the ones that you have to prove it with evidtions not just taking the word of a book or human. They question everything even the small things. They want to cut it up and see how it works. They want to put their hand in the wounds and holes of Jesus’ s body to make sure that it wasn’t a flim fan or just someone trying to sell them some snake oil. They are the ones which want to bite their teeth into it and taste the flavors of the it. They are the searchers who only believe in the here and now. Questioning is not wrong, but God asks them to believe and have faith in something without proof. This is the one thing that they cannot do.
I was labeled a troubled child right from the beginning even before I was able to act or understand what was expected of me.. People, even today, will hear that I am preacher’s kid and immediately take a dislike to me, or they expect me to be the leader. I have to admit that I wasn’t an easy child to raise or work with. I did a lot of things that I am not proud of, but some good came out it; they taught me many things hopefully more good that bad. Everything has to be proven to me. I would not take anyone’s word for anything, and still don’t according to my family. But I hope that I have been able to grow in this area of my life. Now looking back I can see God working in my life. Understanding comes from looking back. That looking back as we all know it is always 20/20.
I’m in the second categoryand I mean that it was totally me. My family kept trying to put me back into the “pool” so to say, but that was something that I would have none of it. I know that my rebellion did not please my family, but I couldn’t just play a role that I didn’t understand much less support. They just could not see why I was not like them. They just believed without anything to be proven to them. Belief was easy for them. I didn’t want to go to church much less any of they activities that had to do with Jesus or church. That was more to get their “goat” than it was because of the subject master. I was forced to take part in everhthing that they could get me into. I do have to admit that I enjoyed some of them. I met people from all walks of life. I learned somethings that I would never have learned without my rebellion. It took me a long time to really accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior, and to start my true walk with Him. I see now how God showed up and showed out in my life. He was always there. i just had to stop running and look allow Him to take over.
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Just because I’m a preacher’s kid doesn’t mean that I’m a bad apple. Even the “good” kids rebellion and mess up sometimes. I’m not always a “rock star” for Jesus, but I’m just human. God is working a great work in me , and he is not finished yet!!!!!