I’ve been thinking about how lives might look different if people, who called themselves Christians (like me), lived in such a way that their lives reflected a trust in Jesus, his teaching, and his ways.
I asked my good buddy and pastor Doug Webster (The Following) for his ideas on what we might be “saying with our lives” when we really don’t trust Jesus. Here was his response:
- I’m trying to manipulate people because you [Jesus] need my help changing them.
- I’m trying to cover the cost because you can’t afford me.
- I’m trying to feel good because I don’t like to feel bad.
- I’m trying to go big because you’re too small.
- I’m trying for my kingdom come, my will be done.
- I’m trying to pray my will for your life.
- I’m trying to outsource the task because I don’t trust your outcome.
- I’m trying to conquer my enemies because it’s easier than loving them.
- I’m trying to land punches so I don’t have to turn the other cheek.
- I’m trying to make more money so I can tithe to help your mission.
- I’m trying to make enough noise because the silence is deafening.
- I’m trying to make it happen because waiting on you is unproductive.