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I want to, but I don’t want to

September 22, 2017 - Blog -

I think all of us (church people) could find ourselves guilty of at least one of these things at some point throughout our faith journey…

I want to, but I don’t want to…

I want to be part of a “diverse church” but I don’t want to accept people who are different from me.

I want to reach young people, but I don’t want to change my worship or music preferences.

I want to see my church make a difference in the community and help the poor, but I don’t want to alter my personal schedule to accommodate it

I want my church to have a building and a place to call home, but I don’t want to give my money toward the cause.

I want to be part of a growing church, but I don’t want to bring people to church with me.

I want my church to sing “more songs” but I don’t want to show up on time for the first song.

I want a leadership title but I don’t want to put in the effort or accept responsibility.

I want to hear Gods voice & know his will for my life, but I don’t want to read the Bible regularly.

I want to help people get free from sin and bondage but I don’t want to really “mix” with sinners.

I want people to meet Jesus at my church, but I don’t want to invite my non-Christian neighbors.

Truth is, sometimes we want to make a difference, but we don’t really want to do anything different.

“If you want something you’ve never had, then you must be willing to do something you’ve never done”

-Thomas Jefferson

2 Comments
  • Rebecca Whitman

    Well said! Excellent use of the Thomas Jefferson quote too.

    September 22, 2017
  • Hannah Edwards

    Hey Bill, Jeff Deese wants to be subscribed to your blog but he doesn't have a Facebook account. Can he subscribe through his e-mail?

    September 22, 2017
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