Wax on, wax off.

October 18, 2011 — Leave a comment

There is no end to problems in the church.

As these situations arise, it’s tempting to lead by putting the meddle to the metal.

I received some excellent advice from my Bishop on this matter. He said, “Learn to flow with the Holy Ghost when it comes to confrontation. Sometimes don’t even get involved.”

This advice finds its authority in the writings of Paul.

I Timothy 5:22 – Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure.

Don’t be quick to handle people’s problems. Lay hands slowly not suddenly.

How do you help a couple grow if you are their answer and not hard work and Jesus?

How are emerging disciples supposed to emerge if you are continually engaged in their mishaps?

How are believers going to learn to work through their discord if your voice of discipline is the constant common denominator?

I believe that pastors and elders are called of God to assist Him in the governance of the church. I also strongly feel that we must be cautious when getting involved in certain matters.

This means we don’t discipline every misstep. We don’t micro-manage the miscues and mistakes. We let the Holy Ghost police the Church.

Therefore, we are eyewitnesses to the majesty of disciples making it through travesty and trial, all the while being guided and girded by the trustworthy Holy Ghost.

Because of this methodology, I’ve been called weak and wrong.

That’s fine.

I’d rather be called wise.