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Topic: Shopping (03/01/07)
TITLE: Power Shopper
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So occasionally I partake in the shopping excursion. Mostly just to have some bonding time with my friends. One particular friend has a predictable retail history. She goes to many stores making huge purchases, just to return the merchandise two days later. As you can imagine sarcasm can not be avoided. As she is buying and buying, I am there to remind her how she really doesn’t want anything she is looking at. I ask her, “What time do you want me to pick you up so we can return all of this stuff”? Lot’s of rolling of the eyes are directed at me, the anti shopper.
The way we shop is the way we do a lot of things in our lives. How about the way we handle our church life, running in getting exactly what we need, and getting out. Although satisfied, we are not giving to anyone else. This shopper also may be interested in depending on the church for their own spiritual growth, not ever learning the skills to grow on their own.
So what about the shop until you drop and then return it all later mentality? This is indicative of your church hopper. This shopper gets involved with every ministry in the church right off the bat, only later to find dissatisfaction and once again a need for spiritual feeding. The shopper was so busy she never learned the skills to grow on her own, now disappointed she returns her duties and finds a new church only to repeat history.
There is a balance between the complacent shopper and the frenzied shopper. Let’s call her the power shopper. She takes in what she needs, she uses it to shape her life, and she passes it to another who is in need of the purchase. She never depends on others to grow her spiritually, but takes responsibility for her own spiritual growth. This shopper hangs in there for the long haul, not chasing every program and production, not be overly involved, but listening to that still quiet voice for leading.
What kind of shopper are you? Maybe complacent, frenzied, or maybe you are on your way to becoming that power shopper. For most of us, we are a work in progress and are somewhere in the middle. Thankfully grace abounds.
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