Very soon it will be a year that I’ve been “wearing 60” and, in retrospect, it’s been like another adolescence. I’m amazed that it’s taken me this long to “come of age” and thankful for the people and experiences that have brought me to this place.
A new and improved “you” comes quickly when you accept who you are now.
It seems that many Christians have opted to climb aboard the “Discontentment Train". And as you know, once it gets going, it’s hard to stop a train. The most detrimental downside of our aspirations to become a better Christian is the disease of ignoring the value of who we are in Christ… right now.
Ask most people about their Church experience and you’ll discover categories of subtle discontentment to consuming frustration. “The worship’s too short/long, the music’s too loud, the message was too soft, too condemning, too long, they didn’t make me feel welcome,” and on and on. For starters, the Church is not supposed to be a one-way delivery system for our happiness or our fulfillment.