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Are We Trying To Control The Church or Let God Handle It?

It seems sometimes, we as humans, allow the things we don’t personally like or our opinions, gossip or anger influence us to try to influence others. We convince ourselves many times that if we don’t feel at peace about a certain circumstance involving the church, then it must not be right. Many of us have jobs within our own churches. We will always run into things that don’t seem right to us. I know that some of you know in your heart of such things and if you don’t, you should ask God to reveal it to you. I personally have had such struggles. There have been times where I see it is pointless for me to do something because I don’t get any good response.

When I was involved in my previous church, I was asked to call members of the church to remind them of events coming up. Many, many people were bothered that I called. Some were downright surpised that I called because they didn’t even attend our church anymore. I called the coordinator of this ministry and said, “I don’t think we should do this anymore” It is just causing more problems than it is worth and people just don’t want to be bothered”. She said okay. The next thing I knew, someone else had taken my place and was spending time calling people and had even brought people back to the church that had bad experiences and said they would never come back.

Sometimes it just takes the right people. Who are we to say, “I don’t like it so therefore no one else should either”. I was not one of those “right people” called to do this job. I had to really humble myself and my “opinions” and realize that it was my problem and not the system they were using.

We need to stand up and say, GOD IS IN CONTROL, and not me!

Sometimes our opinions and our big mouths get us into trouble! We allow tears to fall and tender spirits to be bruised and crushed.

We need to realize that the enemy “Satan” is alive and well, trying to influence our choices and therefore trying to influence others into NOT doing what God has called them to do!

We need to let God’s spirit work and NOT our own souls (our mindset). We need to say YES to Him and allow His spirit to work in us and definately mind our business (I’m talking about the times we should mind our business and not that we always should) so we can allow God’s spirit to work in others.

We need to ask ourselves. ” In this situation am I making choices that allow God to be in control or am I taking control???

Proverbs 3:5,6 “Trust in the Lord with your whole heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.”

If your “own” understanding is causing division in the church, let God reveal this to you and let Him change your heart.

God does NOT honor those that bring division.

Titus 3:10 “If anyone is causing divisions among you, give a first and second warning. After that, have nothing more to do with that person.”

2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked (selfish) ways, then I will heal their land” (their church, their heart).

We must know pride when it overtakes us.

James 4:6 “God resists, or opposes, the proud but gives grace to the humble”

Wisdom based on what we learn from God will be pure, loving, submissive, impartial and sincere.

Examine your soul (your mind). Act wise in all your ways, be fruitful and not “busy” and God will honor that.

The above is scripture from the Bible (no need to include copyright).

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