Everyone today has an opinion! It does not matter if it is politics, sports, weather, education, heat vs. AC, children, or fill in the blank. Everyone has an opinion and they are eager to share it. And by the way, their opinion is the right one. If you do not agree with them, you have probably run the risk of losing a friendship. Sometimes that mindset even finds its way into our views of God, the church, and spiritual experience. We have an opinion what church should feel like or how we should dress at church. We have an opinion what the church should look like or how it should be run. We have an opinion about what the sermon or music should be like. And sometimes we have an attitude that everyone needs to get in line with our opinions or you will not be a part of our circle. We can fall into the trap of thinking that everyone must conform to how we believe they should act, look, talk, etc. if they are going to be a Christian.
BREAKING NEWS: God’s dream for every person is not that they will become like you or me, but that they will become like Jesus. Jesus did not call people to follow their pastor, Sunday School teacher, neighbor, boss at work, teacher at school, or spouse. Jesus put it straight and simple, “Follow me!” It matters not what you or I think. It totally matters what Jesus thinks. So, this begs the question, “Am I being everything that Jesus wants me to be?” Am I seeking to walk in the pattern Jesus has set? Am I more concerned about living up to the expectations of everyone else or am I focused on following Jesus? I am sure you have an opinion, but I would like to hear from Jesus. Let’s seek Him!