People give so many excuses for not going to church regularly and they are just lies and tricks from the devil. I’m going to bust those lies and show you why there is no reason you shouldn’t attend church at least every Sunday unless there is a good reason.
The Church is Full Of Hypocrites
The definition of hypocrisy is “ the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense.” The truth of the matter is that most Christians are trying to be like Jesus but there is an element of the flesh that we have to crucify daily in order to be successful at it. At the end of the day we are all sinners. Nobody is perfect but this is the reason why Jesus went to the cross to die for our sins. That we may believe in Him who was sinless and we are forgiven for all our sins. Past, present and future) Just know that people always have the capacity to sin or to do you wrong. Nobody is perfect. But God is perfect. You attending church should be because you want to know God better. It’s in that atmosphere that you have the opportunity to join in with everyone else and worship the true and living God. Its also in that atmosphere that God has the ability to speak to your either directly into your spirit, through His word or through the pastor. But if you don’t attend church because the people are hypocrites, you are missing out of your own opportunity to grow spiritually and hear from God.
All They Want is My Money
Yes there are thieves out there. Some of them are in the church… but this is nothing new. Jesus picked twelve disciples. One of them was Judas who was a thief. This too should not keep you from attending church. When you give your tithe and offerings you are performing an act of worship to God. God is looking at your heart as you are giving and seeing your faithfulness in doing so. He is the only one who can judge you because He is the only one who can see your heart. You give your money to the church that God has planted you at in order that that church can take care of the church expenses and needs in the ministry and community. The people who are responsible for collecting the tithes and offering every Sunday are also being judged by God for their actions. If they are bold enough to steel money for themselves then they will have to give an account to God for their actions when they die. God sees all and he knows what going on behind closed doors. So If you give your tithes or offering to a church and the pastor or someone in leadership is stealing the money and using it for their own purposes just remember that God judged your heart because you gave our of obedience, love and faithfulness. God will reward you for your giving. If the church steals the money then they will have to give an account to God for it because you can’t hide from God.
I’m Tired. Sunday is the Only Day I Get to Sleep In
There are 168 hours in a week. What God is saying is can you set aside at least 1 hour a week to come to my church and worship me? When you think about the total number of hours that we have in a week and how we use those hours it may start to blow your mind. The average American spends about 30 hours a week watching television. The average American spends approximately 14 hours on Social media each week. All God is asking you for is 1-3 of those hours on a Sunday. This is not even about the hours but about putting God as the priority in your life. What is more important to you? Is sleeping in on a Sunday more important to you than God who is able to bless and keep you for that entire week? Is that party that started at 10pm on Saturday and ended at 4am Sunday morning more important than getting your rest to wake up in time to make it to worship service? When you boil this down its all about your priorities and what is in your heart.
If you are reading this and don’t know who Jesus is, I want to invite you to get to know him. Click here to read a simple prayer that will cause you to be connected to the Family of God. If you are saved and are struggling with any of the things I mentioned above, I created a easy to read PDF on how to hear the voice of God. You can click here to download it or enter your information below. Be blessed people and be encouraged. God wants us all to mature and not use childish excuses that the enemy throws our way to cause us to miss our blessing. Be encouraged.