Speaking from personal experience, I’ve watched hundreds of people leave a church for reasons I didn’t understand and some that I did. Churches can be easy to walk away from for people dealing with stress, offense, sin or something else. I want to believe that everyone attending our church will be a part of our church family forever, but rarely does that happen.
Writing your testimony can be difficult because talking about yourself is something we don’t often do and it’s especially hard when trying to record your testimony.
I’ve learned something interesting this week. Do you know that moment when a light bulb goes off in your brain?
I don’t pretend to know the answers to every question. As I write these words, I have an anxious feeling inside. Not because I am unsure of what I believe, but because with that belief comes persecution from those who think their opinions are right and yours are, well…, wrong.
Do you find that you become offended often? Are you constantly sharing your negative experiences with those close to you?
Every year we make those lofty goals like, “get in shape, make more money, work on that project…” and then we get 30, 60, or 90 days into it and then like a bad pair of shoes, they go out with the trash. Goal setting isn’t necessarily hard, but reaching those goals is harder when we don’t set ourselves up for success.