February 14, 2020 | Lisa Cherry, Frontline Family Ministries
Editor’s Note: Lisa Cherry, founder of Frontline Family Ministries, writes wonderful commentaries on articles and news of the day. She read an article by Tom Rainer in The Christian Post, entitled Don’t let the angry 10 percent decide the direction of your church, and applies it to the division in our nation. Let us know what you think about the angry 10%, leave a comment.
The angry 10%..
As soon as I read that phrase, I know exactly what he meant!
I’m sure you do too. It’s the small group that stirs up trouble within an organization. It’s the loud voices that it seems you just can’t please. It’s the people that seem to be leading a negative cause – and it sometimes it’s even difficult to know where they’re wanting to go.
I can tell you from personal experience it’s that angry 10% that often causes pastors to live under unhealthy discouragement and pressure!
This article is a quick little read. I suggest you take a look at it – because none of us want to inadvertently be in that angry 10%, and none of us really should be aspiring to let the 10% have control of the churches we love!
But here is another thought…
I wonder if there is also the “angry 10%” that is hijacking our nation today?
Oh, we all know that there seem to be a stronger percentage of people that may be voting to follow radical progressives; but at the heart of it, could it be that there’s really this angry, radical 10% is driving the charge? And perhaps the rest of the blind sheep are just going along with it?
I’ve been thinking about this lately and realizing I need to be praying for the scales to fall off the eyes of those blind sheep.
In America we have this interesting phrase called –“Woke”.
The left uses that phrase to imply that all of us who are standing for conservative guy values are asleep and they are the enlightened ones (i.e., the “woke”). But actually, we know it is just the opposite!
I’m wondering if it’s possible that we have a lot of Christian people who need to wake up right now and step away from the radical 10%.
I can think of names going through my mind even as I’m writing this. Perhaps you are thinking of names going through your mind if you’re reading what I’m saying.
Are we earnestly praying for those who have been caught up with the angry mob? Can we ask the Lord for a heart of compassion that will stand in the gap for those who have been taken captive to do destruction and harm?
A spiritual awakening, a removal of scales, a return to their first love…God, we need something SPIRITUAL here to awaken your people once again!
(Used with permission. Article by Lisa Cherry, Frontline Family Ministries.)