ATTITUDES TO DISALLOW AS A CHURCH MEMBER (3)
2 CORINTHIANS 10:12, PHILIPPIANS 2:3-4, EPHESIANS 4:4-6
To the final attitude I want you to avoid and disallow if you see in another person.
COMPETITION AND COMPARISON
Competition and comparison in the local church can make the glory cloud to lift off. If two choristers are to lead the solo part of the same song and they are competing, the Holy Spirit will not descend upon God’s people because of the spirit of competition that those two choristers are operating under.
Don’t try to be like another person; celebrate your uniqueness in Christ. Don’t give room to competition. Love the way that God has made you because you are wonderfully and fearfully made. I remember a woman who heard the testimony another woman was sharing and at the end of the testimony, the only thing the woman seated beside me could say was “yes, I’m older than her.” Miriam and Aaron were older than Moses but God didn’t choose them to lead His people.
People who are always looking for a way to show they are superior to others always remove themselves from what God is doing, instead of teaming up with His purpose. God operates in the spirit of unity. We must be one at heart. Once there is comparison and competition in the midst of God’s people, the fullness of God’s operation will never be experienced there. If 15 people gather together in a church and three are against each other, they will not have the best, it is better for all those who are in unity to go and pray separately.
Avoid these three negative attitudes and your church membership will take a major boost.
PRAYER: Lord, thank you for coming through Your Word, I receive grace to live correctly among the brethren in Jesus’ name. Amen.