I have lost the need….

I have come to a new conclusion in my journey with God. I have started to lose the need to convince people that I’m right (or that they’re wrong). This is a big deal to me.
I found myself in a conversation the other day about a problem in a church and had previously stated my opinion publicly. I was confronted by someone from that church and of course was told what the right thing to do was. I disagreed completely….and you know what? My need to convince them that I was right started to slip away. I told that person I disagreed and that I understand where they were coming from (which I did since I had thought that way for years). It was freedom to disagree!
This is new for me. But what I see is that God works in and pursues us all individually. And while God is doing that, we are all working things out about who He is and how much He loves us. My journey is not your journey and nor should I ever convince anybody it is. The Body of Christ is very diverse and we should respect that first and foremost.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to disagree and be civil in churches? Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to agree with the pastor on everything and be told to “get out” if you don’t? Wouldn’t it be nice if the point was about fellowship? Unfortunately religion naturally creates conformity and conformity naturally creates the need to be right.
I don’t want that anymore!

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