Last Thursday I posted this about cynicism and wanted to not just present a problem, but bring a solution. So here’s some steps to overcoming cynicism and taking off the shades!
1. First Step: Look in the mirror. The first mistake so many cynical people make is that they think their opinion matters.The truth is it doesn’t. Now for those that just flipped out and are throwing things at the screen right now – calm down, let me explain. In matters of how to do ministry and what church should look like, scripture is farely vague. Scripture does not give practical insight (how to’s), but rather it gives principles (why to’s). So with scripture giving principles and not specifics on how we do church, who decides that? That’s where we flash back to the Old Testament. As God leads the people of Israel through the wilderness on their way to the Promised Land, God ordained an individual to lead them – Moses. Moses was the Lord’s anointed – he was the individual God gave direction to (the how to’s) for the nation of Israel. So back to your opinion not mattering. Maybe a better way to say that would be your opinion does matter, but ultimately it’s what God shares with the Lord’s Anointed (Your Pastor) that matters. Now that you’ve looked in the mirror, we’ll move onto the next step…soon. 🙂