Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Doing right things

I read this quote yesterday on Perry's blog by Apostle Ron Carpenter.

Having to be inspired to do what is right is the lowest form of maturity!

It stuck with me all day. (there were some other great sayings by Apostle Carpenter check them out here) We really don't like being called immature. Its a real insult.

It made me think about my vocation in life as a church leader. Much of the time my role is to inspire people to do what is right. This can be so rewarding when you impact someone who is new to the faith. Everything is new, they soak things in, make changes and start doing right things. That gives me a buzz.

What is more difficult is people who have been around the block a few times, know Jesus, know what they need to do but don't do it.

We all need a kick up the behind from time to time, me included, but sometimes we expose our immaturity when we have to be inspired continually to do the right things. Hebrews 5 v 12 - 13

Here are some right things I should just be doing without inspiration because I should have that maturity:

  • Reading God's word daily
  • Talking to him continually
  • Telling other about Him
  • Loving my wife
  • Caring and inspiring my kids
What right things should you just be doing?


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