Did you hear about the company that makes blank bumper stickers? They’re for people who don’t want to get involved!
Those things ought to sell like hot cakes. There’s just one problem–the folks in that crowd don’t want to admit it. They’re not blind. They can see the needs just like everyone else, but they don’t want to advertise the fact that they don’t care. They expect somebody else to do it.Sadly, a lot of church members fit in this catagory.
They arrive at church and expect the doors to be open, but they don’t want to get there early to do it. They walk into the building and expect the lights to be on and the temperture to be just right, but they aren’t willing to give to help pay the utility bill. They expect the church to supply nursery workers and teachers, but they refuse to volunteer. They complain about the choir not havivg enough sopranos or bass singers, but they refuse to join the choir. Well, as you know, the list could go on and on, but you get the point. Most people are critics rather than contributors. They are getters rather givers. Their favorite excuse for dropping out of church is “I just wasn’t getting anything out of it.” Well, duh! They didn’t put anything into it—that’s the problem. Those who get the most out of it are those who put the most into it. They get the most because they aren’t trying to “get” anything. Their interest is in giving, not getting. May their tribe increase!
If you’re one of those who don’t want to get involved I’ve got just four words for you–” GET A BUMPER STICKER!”