Not My Thing?
By Rusty Wilson
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Have you ever heard someone say when asking them or just talking to them about going to church and they say, It’s not my thing.
When someone isn’t born again, having received Jesus as their Lord and Savior, they are walking in the flesh (worldly way) and they aren’t interested in going to church and aren’t open to it. Even someone that is born again, but not fully submitted to God, maybe be walking in the flesh and may have an attitude of not wanting to go to church. Their relationship with God isn’t where it’s supposed to be, and they are walking on a path that they are walking away from or already walked away from God.
We need to be fully submitted to God and it’s a continuous work to stay fully submitted to Him and crucify our flesh daily, because if we don’t we will be walking in the flesh to where we won’t want to go to church, because we maybe too tired or get too busy that we won’t want to go to church. There is a difference between not going to church, because of work schedule and not going to church, because we just don’t want to go.
We also got to be cautious that we don’t neglect going to church, because someone upset us, or we didn’t get our way. First of all, we are to forgive (Matthew 6:14, Luke 6:37). If we don’t go to church, because someone upset us, that is allowing the devil to keep us out of church for something they did to us, or we think they did to us. That is one of devils schemes and lies. We must forgive. Forgiveness is not a suggestion, but a command. And if we don’t go to church, because we didn’t get our way, we need to check our relationship with God and make sure we receive and desire His way in church and not our own.
Not going to church, because it’s not a person’s thing is a focus of living and walking in the flesh, which is living in a worldly way. They are in need of prayer and we can send ministering angels to minister to them (Hebrews 1:14) and ask the Holy Spirit to send someone across their path to ministry to them, causing them to reconsider and to want to go to church and be in fellowship with others and if that person is us, we are to ask the Holy Spirit to minister to us what we need to say to them, because He knows exactly what to say to win their heart to God.
Scripture Reading: Romans 13:11; Acts 2:42; 1 Timothy 4:1