So often people complain about their church and their pastor and have been known to say:
"I'm leaving my church because I'm not being fed."
They say that to put the blame on the church, the pastor and sometimes on the leaders of the church.
When people say, "I'm not being fed," they are trying to give the impression that the word of God is not being taught or not being taught in a way they can understand it. However, when people say, "I'm not being fed," they are really telling on themselves.
To say, "I'm not being fed" really means the following:
- "I don't read my Bible. I want the pastor to read it to me."
- "I don't study the word of God. That's the job of the Sunday school teacher."
- "I don't pray often. Let the deacons do it at church."
- "I don't tithe. Let the rich people do it."
- "I don't attend Sunday often. I have other things to do."
When the above things are true, there is no wonder people say they are not being fed.
The church can provide just so much to help a person grow. Each person much take responsibility and do his part to develop in the Christian faith.
While pastors, preachers and Sunday school teachers can assist to help people in their spiritual development, the bottom line is that people should know God for themselves. The way to do so is to have an intimate relationship with God. The way to do so is to stop saying, "I am not being fed and begin to feed yourself by doing the things listed above.
Please forward this article to anyone you have heard saying, "I'm not being fed at my church."