I had one of those “Ah Ha” moments this week in our staff meeting as we were visiting and sharing what we call “God Moments.” As I was communicating a team member’s situation, I made a comment using a word combination that I found to be intriguing “Just Because or Because.” A team member had approached me about their role, whether it was the right fit and the fact that they felt as though they were doing their role in ministry “Just Because;” instead of doing their role “Because” they are called to that specific role. Hmmmmmm, green light! There is some wisdom in being honest with yourself, your job, your friends, your family or your calling and recognize the things that you do “Just Because!” Have we arrived at a place where we accept doing things “Just Because, Just Because” Here are some “Just Because” statements to ponder:
- I say my grace before I eat, Just Because….
- I disrespect adults, Just Because….
- I go to a job that I don’t like, Just Because….
- I stay in an abusive relationship, Just Because….
- I am voting for so and so, Just Because….
- I don’t believe in God, Just Because….
- I don’t feel comfortable around those people, Just Because….
- I don’t think she can be a Pastor, Just Because….
- I am not doing that today, Just Because….
- I raise my voice, Just Because….
- I don’t likes so and so, Just Because….
Okay, you get the picture! The bottom line is that these “Just Becauses” are nothing more than a bunch of Big Fat Excuses to not be intellectually honest and begin to do things “Because!” Do you find yourself or others you know doing things “Just Because?” Share your thoughts!