That word has been running through my head for the past few days. I can’t seem to shake this idea that we have a mission, a mandate from God to be a part of His plan to change the world and I haven’t been really living with a sense of urgency. I know that there are people who need to know about the love of God. I know that there are people right now who are hurting and who need someone to come and show them the love of God. I see all of that, but I have lost my sense of urgency.
I know that the church as a whole has lost that sense as well. As a pastor I spend more time trying to make sure that no one gets their feelings hurt than I do trying to actually reach out and help others. The church has forgotten that our mission isn’t about us, but it is about going outside of our walls and reaching out to others. We have lost that sense of urgency and have become a place that is all about us.
I don’t really have any answers to this; it is just something that I have been dealing with this week. I need to return to urgency.