Recently, Bill Isaacs posted an article titled,”How much right do I have in wanting change in the COG?” In that article, he described some of the attitudes that people express about “their” church. Some of the more poignant remarks were, “This is our church and the pastor has no right to change it!”; ”We were here before he came, so he should respect what we want”; “This is not the kind of church we want.”
In response to those comments, Bill offers three suggestions:
- This is not my church, but we are privileged to be part, to belong to the community.
- What I want/think must always be subservient to what He is calling us to do (in other words, I may have to put up with something I’m not comfortable with so that the larger good of the group can be achieved)
- The future belongs to those who are centered in what God is blessing, not what we are doing.
I particularily like the 3rd point. Too often, we want God to bless what we are doing but we may be doing the wrong stuff. God help us to hear from our Father, do what He says and then His blessings will be assured! What do you want?