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Stop Cutting in Line

November 28, 2018

I am pretty sure if you are reading this that you understand that cutting in line is a social faux pas. It is rude and flat out disrespectful. Cutting in front of someone that has been patiently waiting their time is selfish and shows a lack of discipline and patience.

 

Unfortunately, this behavior has become very common in the church world. People are literally knocking each other over and trampling over one another to get further ahead, to build a better brand, create a bigger platform, or to simply get to the front of the line. In most cases they have no clue of what is even waiting for them as they go further ahead. Is there danger ahead? Are they in the wrong line, or even heading in the wrong direction? Most don't take the time to question their own motives or even what could happen if they indeed get to the "front of the line".

 

James 1:2-4 " Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."

 

The concept of serving and waiting on the Lord gladly and patiently has almost become obsolete as everyone seems to be racing to an invisible finish line. The concept of building real relationships is practically non-existence as people selfishly use others as rungs on a ladder trying to climb higher and go further. We are treating one another as a means to an end instead of brothers and sisters in Christ.

 

The time that God wants to spend processing ministry gifts is simply too long and painful for many. So, we will see individuals launch their ministry to the world via social media. They have great photos, a popping website, and fantastic branding the only thing missing is a real call, anointing, and developed character. People have learned to master surface ministry or mimicking the look and sound of someone that is prepared and polished to do the work of the Lord. So, on a consistent basis we see people cut to the front of the line and once in front of a massive audience they crumble, and it becomes obvious they are immature, unequipped, in need of deliverance, and devoid of a strong foundation that they should have acquired being disciplined under a seasoned leader.

 

I have watched for many decades now how ministry is becoming an idol for many. Their ultimate goal is not to please God but to become the next big name. The lack of holiness, consecration, and fear of the Lord is evident in many that are cutting to the front of the "line" devoid of God's processing. May we all examine our hearts, and our motives and truly trust God to get us where we belong in due time. This blog is not to say there is a certain time frame on anyone but to show that many are impatient and do not want to wait on the Lord to release them into their assignment at the appointed time. The other point is that many are cutting corners because they want to be seen and heard as it is their desire to be the next "big" preacher and big name in the church world.

 

1 Peter 5:6  "Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:"

 

 

 

 

 

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