1/27/13

Community Can't Be Ignored

The church I attend works very hard to bring groups of people together. A handful of people become very close, and very accountable with each other. Life happens between all of us, and because of that we get to relay that with one another. Let’s face it, sometimes we make mistakes. After all, we’re not perfect. Mistakes can be made fruitful though, allowing us to grow spiritually by learning. Without community we can miss that opportunity to learn by ignoring the problem.

Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” There are people at your local church wanting to share your burden. Every single person that has ever stepped on this earth is flawed, so you should feel no shame in sharing your struggles and mistakes. They can help you overcome your problem. By admitting a flaw to someone else, you begin the process of never making that mistake again.

This is a two way street. Not only are people ready to help you with your struggles, but there are people that need to be heard also. Philippians 2:4 says, “Don't look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.”

A church family is supposed to be more than a gathering of people a couple times per week. To be frank, a church family should be like a gang. If one person is hurting, we’re all hurting. We go above and beyond for anyone we call a Christian, a family member in the body of Christ.

So the next time you decide church is overrated, think of the community that is waiting inside. Think of the people you can help. Most importantly think of the family that you now belong to.

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BS, MS - exercise Physiology
EPC - Board Certified Exercise Physiologist

Published Thesis
The impact of three different forms of warm up on performance

Graduate from Midwestern State University, founder of Endunamoo Barbell Club, and Endunamoo Strength and Conditioning. Working to help athletes physically reach their goals and achieve scholarships while spiritually pouring into as many people as possible on all platforms.