The #1 Reason You Don’t Go To Church Is….ME

The number one reason you don’t go to church is because of the all the hypocrites! And I am a hypocrite. I wish I wasn’t. And chances are, you are too. Hypocrisy sucks! I’m a hypocrite in the conversion process. I’m learning to be more honest. Honesty is hard. The following is a short list of some of the many ways I am a hypocrite..maybe you can relate..maybe you will just agree..maybe you will be a hypocrite about it..

  • I want others to show me radical grace..but I can be extremely hard on people.
  • I want others to give me a second chance..but burn me once and I’m done with you.
  • I want others to be patient with me as I learn something..but I can’t stand it when someone doesn’t get it right the first time.
  • I want others to say nice things about me..but I will talk about you when you leave.
  • I want others to get to know me before making any judgments about me..but I am quick to make my assessment about you and then always think you are “that way.”
  • I want others to give me the benefit of the doubt..but I’m quick to judge.
  • I want others to love me just like I am..but I want everyone else to change before I love them.
  • I want others to be honest with me..but I will tell you half the truth to keep from “hurting your feelings.” (A big problem here in the “genteel south”)
  • I want others to be generous to me..but I’ll justify why you have fallen on hard times and tell you to “pick yourself up from your bootstraps.”
  • I want others to hear my opinions and  be miraculously swayed to my point of view..but I don’t really want to hear your ideas.
  • I want others to honor my time because I’m busy..but I’ll show up late to our meeting.
  • I want you to forgive me..but I will secretly hold a grudge forever and just avoid you.

For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father in will not forgive your sins. -Matthew 6:14-15

I am a hypocrite but Christ is changing me..don’t blame the church..I go there for healing and guidance..direction and encouragement..I go as a real person not a fake shiny happy one..I am not perfect..God knows this and so do the people I come in contact with everyday..I am a hypocrite but Christ is changing me.

No one is righteous, not even one. -Romans 3:10

Are you a hypocrite too?

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  • If we could get past the hypocrisy accusations those on the outside make,we could call each other what we really are…HUMAN!

    Oh well, if we’re all hypocrites, I guess I’m in some good company.

    Good thoughts…

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  • Sonya Hopper

    Fine then….I’m a hypocrite! Thanks for sharing.

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