Your Church is Different…Thank Goodness
Your church is different than mine.
Last time I checked, all people are different.
And all people connect in different ways.
And last time I checked, we were all made differently by the same God.
Different churches, one Church, one Savior, one kingdom.
Our music is loud, but I’m not sure that God hears it any better.
He hears pretty well.
The problem is one of comparison.
God is sad when you compare your church to others.
Just like he is sad when you compare yourself to others.
And I imagine he gets sad when we don’t use what he has given us.
Even if it is different than the church down the street.
So if you’ve been given ten, handle those ten with care.
And if you’ve been given ten thousand, be faithful as well.
So let’s not pretend we are competing with one another.
And start complementing one another.
Recognizing our often subtle differences.
Let’s reach out instead of holding on too tight.
Let’s be who we are called to be where we are called to be.
And let’s let that be enough.
So Your Church is Different… thank Goodness!
Why is it often difficult for church leaders to be comfortable in their own skin??