Tell the church i’m fed up
Even though I always ask people how they are doing. It has become a just a polite gesture, this is because I get the same response everytime regardless of who I ask. “I’m fine thanks.” “I’m great thank you.” The question is “Are you really fine? Are you really great?” At times you are but at times you are, yet you answer without even taking a second to think about.
This is the plight that has struck the body of Christ, the church. This is where i derive my title. “Tell the church i’m fed up.”
I am fed up with people lieing in my face and telling me all is well when it is not. See the church is not a building. You are the church…a church is a group of people worshipping together. The word of God says,19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
Well even if they wanted to share who will they tell anyway?The Pastor? That is the best option, yet in large ministries it is not everyday that you are able to make contact with the pastor. This is why they come and share with me and you. They pour their heart and even tears out as long as we listen. All they want is an ear, someone who they can offload to.
Matthew 11:28 says,”Come unto me, all ye that labour and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
You make reference to the scripture, maybe even say a prayer wiht them. However when they leave you in confidence, that nudge begins to eat at your mind. You promised to stand with this person in prayer yet instead of prayer you become a pLIAR warrior. This is happening in our churches everyday. You get a call “May you pray for sister or brother so and so.” It ends there. They want you to fish for it ,”Oh what is that I should pray about?” Once you’ve said that you’ll sit for hours and hear about how they went to seek assistance and prayer for their issue. Sooner than later what was said in confidence has become church news. We stare and wisper as they pass by. Brethren people are leaving churches because of this issue. Yet we sit and watch. Is it not better to follow through and help the confidant than to watch the church dwindle because of that one issue. Even if this is common in your congregation and a lot of people will be affected by addressing of this issue. It is not always the multitudes that are right,Exodus 23:2. Was it not the multitudes that chose to kill Jesus and save a murderer. At times you’ll need to stand alone. I believe a lot of things don’t change because we’ve become too comfortable in our “fish tanks” and neglected the ocean. It took just one man Mahatma Ghandi to say NO to oppression and take a stand against it irregardless of the consequences, as a result India became independent. Here are two of Ghandi’s quotes: