Real Life - November 23, 2018
Real Life with Pastor Steve
November 23, 2018
“It’s so easy to believe someone when they’re telling you exactly what you want to hear…”
We all believe what we believe for a reason. And, we all think we’re right. We like the feeling of being certain and having the right answers.
However, while having a level of certainty can obviously be a good thing, (especially in a world that seems to question everything)… being “fully confident” in what you believe can also get in the way of our growth. When we feel like we already have the answers, we stop asking questions.
If growth only comes through discovery, and discovery requires seeing something new, why are we so prone to only listen to those who repeat and reinforce what we already believe?
Jesus confronted this same issue in His day. He often taught things that went against the common assumptions and beliefs of the time. And, He was often rejected precisely because of that. But, He was trying to get people to see things in a new way. His invitation was, “Those who have ears to hear, let them hear…”.
Sadly, many today who claim to follow Jesus are often the ones who are the most resistant to listening to anything other than what they already believe. We think we have all the answers, so we stop asking questions.
Truth is important, but I would suggest that truth does not come through certainty, but through questions and through humility. For those with ears to hear, let them hear. And that’s…real life. ~ Arnie Boedecker on behalf of Pastor Steve Rowe – Eaglebrook Church