Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I'm not worthy

I'm Not Worthy

You remember that from the movie "Wayne's World", when Wayne and Garth would meet one of their heroes?  However, sometimes the opposite of that happens when people expect you to bow down to them, like they are special, better than you, or above others and they are not deserving.

You may know the Bible speaks of "Pride comes before the fall" (Proverbs 16:18), but why is it that some people take their faith, "calling", or religion so serious, that  they become arrogant, haughty, or stuck-up, when those things are the opposite of what it means to be a christian, pastor, or preacher.  We must be humble, sincere, and seek out the good of others and most of all God's glory before ourselves.

We live in a world of mega-churches Pastors and televangelists that demand their own parking space,  want treated like a celebrity or apostle, and love the attention the comes with being a "Preacher".  Or they are so puffed up with what they think is their own knowledge, gifts, and "know it all" you can hardly be around them.  You can't talk to them, because they are never wrong, you can't debate them because they don't listen except to their own voice, and you can't reason with them, because are more righteous than you.  This isn't just preacher's, this goes for some christians as well.

I got news for all of us out there(yes, me too!), we are not better than anyone else.  It doesn't matter your last name, your position in society, your title, your education, how much money you make, or how many books you've read.  Not one person is better than the other.  I don't care if you've been to church your whole life, been a christian most of your life, or been to seminary, bible college, or ordained a minister, elder, deacon, or duke of Earl, as the saying goes, "All ground is level at the foot of the cross."

We all need Jesus. We all need a Savior.  We all fall short and sin every day(Romans 8:28), none of us know it all, and  no one is better than the other.  No color of skin, no amount of income, and no job title will get you any closer to God. 

If we want to grow in our knowledge, faith, and wisdom of God, then we need to be humble and teachable.  If we want God to use our abilities and talents for His purpose, we need be be humble and willing.  If we want to make a difference in this world then we must be humble and serve like Christ.

I may know more about the Bible than you, but you may pray more often than I do.   You may be a more mature Christian than I am, but I do a better job of sharing my faith with others.  I may preach and teach, but you  may encourage, give lavishly, and pray earnestly more often for others needs than I do.  The point is,we all have our strengths, we alll have our weaknesses, and we all are equal in God's eyes.  He died for each of us, He loves us all the same, and He offers us all the same opportunities to be be saved, to grow in our faith, to serve, to give, and to love as He does.

We should  have confidence in our God, but not arrogance. We should be secure in our relationship with God, but not be judgemental and look down on those who aren't.  We should feel good to know that we are God's and loved by Him unconditionally, but we should not think we are better than anyone, only better off that some because we are God's and they have not yet chose Him. 

Love God, Love others!  Be the church!  Let your light Shine!  Be Humble!  Be available!  Let God use you! Lead others to Him!  Share your faith in Love!  Be sincere!  Be sincere!  Be the you God created you to be!  We are only worthy because of God.  He is the one who is truly Worthy of all praise, all glory, and all credit!

Philippians 2:3(NIV)

"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves."


Kim said...


Jason Thomas said...

thanks Kim!