Tired of all the negativity

17 Sep

I’ve got to admit something today … I am on edge.  I am really tired of all the negatives.  All around me.

I’m tired of all of the negatives at church.  Amazed at some of the things people will say about our church and our staff.  Tired of hearing things about my staff, much of which is unfair or untrue.  I wish people would have the guts to take their complaints FACE TO FACE to the source.  If we all did that, this place would be so much better.  And so much more Christ-like.  And I am amazed at some of the things people will complain about.  David Platt is right about our Americanization of the church … we really are turning the church into a straight-up consumer exchange, and that is NOT WHAT GOD INTENDED IN ANY WAY.  We are here for HIS PLEASURE, not OUR PREFERENCES.

I am also tired of all of the hate surrounding college football.  I LOVE COLLEGE FOOTBALL.  But I hate what it turns people into every fall.  And I’ve decided this year I’m not taking part in that stuff.  In person or on Facebook.  Just not gonna go there.  And when people write stuff on my wall that heads that way, thank God I can delete it.  And I WILL delete it.

I’ve been praying about this one, and the way I can make a difference is NOT TO TAKE PART IN IT.  To be as positive as possible!!  And if you feel the same way, maybe you need to do this, too!!!

3 Responses to “Tired of all the negativity”

  1. Maryjane Comer September 17, 2010 at 8:13 am #

    David, if someone complains about the church or someone in the church ask them first if they have prayed about it. have they talked to God about it and leave it there, no discussion if they haven’t. if they haven’t prayed about it and profess to be a christian it will probably be hard for them to even take it to the Lord many times because how trivial it is. often times it’s us that need to change. Also before we take something to anyone else we need to go to the person it is about and talk it over with them. wise advice and biblical from a former pastor.

  2. Linda B September 17, 2010 at 11:50 am #

    Know that at this minute I am lifting you up in prayer. Hang in there my Pastor.

  3. Amy D September 20, 2010 at 8:28 am #

    What an awesome challenge. It goes along with Beth Moore’s message this weekend.

    Proverbs 31:26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

    Beth calls it The Law of Kindness. Don’t say anything that does not lift us up.Such a great messgage.

    I pray for you and Diana daily!

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