Don’t Miss The Point!

I taught in an earlier post that whenever you ask God the question- what’s the point?’ it reveals that you are now mature. You demonstrate that you are no longer a child who is easily moved by the superficiality of things.

I believe Paul was thinking along these lines when he wrote the following to the Corinthians:

“I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue. Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.”
~1 Corinthians 14:18-20

Meaningless gibberrish could be quite impressive; particular when coated with the veneer of spirituality. But, what’s the point?

The Corinthian church was obviously very childish. They were swayed by the noise and glitter of spectacle. They were not matured in their thinking, and so did not care about the essence and the relevance of their actions. For them, genuine worship of God was all about speaking in tongues. They were all after the manifestations and the gifts of the Spirit, like you see among religious people today. Worship of God for them was merely about fasting, praying, singing songs, and the rest. The Corinthian church equated spirituality with activities that happen in the church.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with any of these activities, as long as you don’t miss the point. There’s no harm in speaking in tongues, so long as it translates to the fulfillment of your mission. Falling down under the anointing can be cool; but does that manifestation accelerate the materialization of your dreams? Nothing is wrong with praying and fasting, provided it creates remarkable success in line with your mission. It’s okay to engage in these activities, only if they enable you accomplish your mission.

Whatever you do, don’t miss the point!