7 Reasons I’ll Never Be a Super-Christian
Rewind Post: I’m a husband, a father, a pastor at a well known church, a leader. But there is one thing I’ll never be…..a Super-Christian! Here are a few reasons...
I mess up a lot. Like all the time. I am on staff at a church and a lot of people think pastors are super-Christians. I’m not! While my life is not controlled by sin anymore, I do mess up daily.
I’m not a “good Christian.” I have a hard time praying regularly and usually pray short sentences while going about my day. I don’t know
the Bible like the back of my hand (I dropped out of cemetary…I mean seminary).
I’m impatient. Like all the time. Driving, with other people, as a father, as a leader. I want things to happen instantly. Like the clapper, remember
the Clapper? (Clap on. Clap. Clap. Clap off. Clap. Clap. The Clapper!) I can be so impatient, I think I should have a Clapper for people.
I lose faith. There are days where I have a hard time trusting God. With little things, big things, all things.
I have a bad past. There are probably some people that read this blog that know my past is far, far from clean.
I’m selfish (notice the word “I” in the title of the post). I often think things should go MY way on MY time.
I’m often insecure. I too often seek out the approval of men before I find approval from God. I look outward instead of inward. I look laterally
instead of vertically. This is the root of insecurity- finding your validation in other people. I’ve come a LONG way, but still have lots
of room to grow in this area. This is my number one area for growth in 2010!
I’m judgemental. I try not to be. but I often judge people before I get a chance to know them. This is especially easy online!
I guess the point of this post is to be a little vulnerable and a little honest with you, the reader. It seems like a lot of people look up to those in leadership, particularly in a prominent church like LifeChurch.tv. I wanted you to see that leaders and pastors aren’t perfect, and that you do have to be either. I wanted you to see that in your weakness you are made especially strong, that in your incompleteness you are made complete. I wanted you to see that your worth is based not on your performance or your works, but on who our Creator has made us to be.
I hope this helps! Why do we feel like we have to be Super-Christians? Love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
New to TheWayItCouldBe.com? This is a site promoting cultural impact through personal and spiritual transformation. Post topics include creativity, family, faith, culture, social media and leadership. Feel free to browse around by category. If you dig the site, you can subscribe for free email updates by simply entering your email address in the sidebar out to the right.