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”