Tuesday, February 16, 2010

PET PEEVES!

Ok, this has been a pet peeve of mine for a long time, but today it's exploding inside of me, so I have to let it out!
Why is it that the worst people I deal with at work are self-proclaimed Christians and ministers? Why is it that a pastor who has a blog and website extolling his work in missional outreach and how he gives seminars teaching Christians to reach out and be relevant to the community is the biggest ARSE in the world? Why do my peers hate handling claims for ministers/pastors? SERIOUSLY??????
What happened to being light? Or loving like Christ loved?
We all get frustrated. We all want to throw a customer service rep out the window a time or two, but what separates us from the rest of the world is our love. Isn't that what Jesus said?
They will know we are Christians by our love......
So, what if instead of being the biggest cheapskates in the world, we tipped our server AT LEAST 15% every time, even if they don't deserve it? What if we stopped taking our frustrations out on the representatives who are trying to help us, and take our issues to the Lord and believe HIM for the favor that we have as children of the King? What if we actually for once lived for God's reputation rather than our own pleasure and comfort? What if......

3 comments:

Amy E. said...

what if we just relied fully on the Lord for our provision? what if we allowed him to work thru us and not assume it will always work out perfectly for us...
what if we considered that what doesn't appear to have worked out now...becomes perfection later in life.

songstress7 said...

Hear hear, sister!

Mr. & Mrs. Jones said...

You found us online! Which means we also found you. :)

I think you shared this when we watched Furious Love, and it's just as powerful reading it. I know I've been a hypocrite in this way at times...taking "time off" from my Christianity in a moment when I think the other person doesn't matter. How seriously foolish. EVERY MOMENT WITH EVERY PERSON MATTERS.

Thanks for the reminder.