GOD IS INTERESTED IN A LOT MORE THAN
JUST HAVING YOU FOLLOW A SET OF RULES
HIS PLAN IS FOR LOVING AND GENUINE RELATIONSHIP,
AUTHORITY & RESPONSIBILITY
I have been to many hair dressers in this city and what all my favourite places have in common is a person who takes the time to explain to me what they are doing with my hair as they do it. Instead of just telling me to sit on this chair or face this way, or putting things that I don’t understand in my hair; they stop to explain that they are going to wash my hair, put this conditioner in or even just explain that we need to change location for whatever reason. I feel a lot more confident, when I understand the reason for their actions. On the other hand, I get uncomfortable when the hairdresser treats me like a child and won’t explain what they are doing. It’s the same feeling I get when I’m on a team where I’m expected to contribute to the goal but have no clear understanding of what the overall goal is. I second-guess every decision I make and I can’t confidently make suggestions or even supervise others because I don’t understand what we are working towards.
For many of us, our narrative about obeying God goes something like this, (more…)