The Cure for "Flakiness"

Saturday, March 02, 2013 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

In these last days when compromise, complaining, and poor character dominate our society, we are called to follow Paul's admonition in Philippians 2:14-15, "Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life."

Wisdom speaks to the importance of developing reverence for God, respect for authority, and recognizing the impact of associations. "My son, fear the Lord and the king; Do not associate with those given to change." (Prov. 24:21)

With all that we have in Christ, there is no excuse for being "flaky," which is defined in colloquial terms as someone who is "unreliable, characterized by not following through on agreed plans." We should say what we mean. Mean what we say. Give account for our actions. Reveal hidden agendas. Look people in the eye and speak truthfully.

We must clothe ourselves with the "new man" which is the cure for compromise, complaining, poor character, and "flakiness."

Ephesians 4:24 "…put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. 25 Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,”[a] for we are members of one another. 26 “Be angry, and do not sin”:  do not let the sun go down on your wrath…30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

It's time to step up and be doers of the Word, not just hearers and church hopping attenders!