A pastor tells Christians to stop doing five things. Are you doing any of them?
Jared Wilson, writing in church leaders.com says, if you’re a Christian, please stop doing these 5 things.
1. Telling people “I’ll pray for you” without actually praying for them.
While we all do it, we need to make sure we are fulfilling our duties as Christians and actually follow through with them. Don’t miss the opportunity to speak life into someone because you don’t think you have time.
2. Attending Church on Sunday, but ignoring God’s voice the rest of the week.
Many of us get in the habit of making God just another addition to our weekly check-list, but the reality is that our entire lives should revolve around him.
3. Praying for God’s provision when we have yet to use what he has already provided.
Way too many of us tend to treat God like a personal genie. Prayer was given to us as an open line of communication between us and God, but the harsh reality is that way too many of try to use it like a drive-thru at a fast-food restaurant.
4. Trying to be so relevant that we actually hurt the message of Jesus.
There is nothing wrong with trying to be relevant, but we need to understand that there is a BOLD line between being trendy, and then completely disfiguring the message of Jesus.
And 5. Telling people that “God will never give you anything you can’t handle.”
The reality is that God just might give us things we can’t handle so that we will gaze toward him for the extra help.
Realize that not everything is going to go the way you plan, think or hope.