I’ve noticed an interesting trend…or maybe it’s always been around. People are drawn to a fight. We love the debate. We love being right and sharing our expertise. We like it when we see something wrong needing to be fixed, and that we’ve discovered the answer.
Is this really the meaning of life and our purpose? Just sharing our wisdom all over the place without any real effect?
Certainly, a host of problems need to be fixed—with ourselves, our families, society, and really the whole system. And certainly, we should speak when times require it. But, what happens to our short-lived existence when we spend a majority of that existence sharing our expertise about what is askew with the world, but not actually having any influence on its healing?
I’m convinced that we have a very difficult time living in the good that God has offered us. Our problem: we are broken, and so we find our self-worth in communicating our brokenness, or in our supposed healing pointing out solutions for what we see is broken in others.
All that I am saying is that we have difficulty knowing how to live well, or to love well. We spend our lives identifying problems in others and sharing our wisdom on how to fix them all. But, we never accomplish anything real. I think that’s the deception.
Live what you speak about. Do what you preach. Be with others in real relationship. Give yourself to a mission that actually changes the atmosphere rather than just talking about it.