Before You Leave

Love, love, love this song by Casting Crowns.  It exclaims the heartbreaking truth of what is happening in churches across the country.   The knee-jerk reaction in this day and age is if something “doesn’t work out” ya’ jet. High-tail it outta there… “with their made-up minds”…

Christians, before you leave a church, carefully consider if God has a purpose for you there and wants you to work out your differences.  We all have a purpose in the body.  What if our first reaction was to pray, seek God and build on each other’s strengths, not differences?

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2 thoughts on “Before You Leave

  1. I have to say leaving the church we attended for over a decade was one of the hardest things I ever did. Still feel the sting today and it has been nearly 3 years. Church hoppers we are not, and leaving was a last resort. I will say many of the relationships survived, and many of those damaged are being restored, The hurts are still deep and the wounds tender, but we made the right choice.

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    • Thank you for your comment. It is such a hard decision, one to be prayed over. When God was calling us to plant, the biggest thing holding us back that year was “the decision to leave”. Of course, God got our attention and we were obedient, but we did wrestle with it. I know there are lots of families like yours and mine that do not make this decision lightly, but in ten years I have also seen many families leave abruptly, leave churches often (hoppers), instead of really praying about working things out (when that’s the case) of if God had a purpose for them there. Many “cities on a hill” would still be shining brightly for Jesus.

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