Friday, May 17, 2013

What's Your Problem?

Have you ever noticed how lately everyone seems to have some sort of problem.  Now I know that at first glance the term "What's Your Problem" can cause peoples defenses to go up but hang with me here for a few moments because I am going somewhere with this.  "Problems" we all have them: people problems, health problems, job problems, money problems, relational problems, government problems, and sometimes just general problems.  We all deal with problems on a regular basis and I am not trying to minimize the size or scope of your problems. 
However, I do want to challenge you with something. I believe that we live in a culture that has made some things major problems even "First World Problems" that are not really problems at all.  Think about it.  When Starbucks stops carrying Pumpkin Spice we can sometimes have a major meltdown.  Or when someone is only driving the speed limit in the fast lane on the interstate "how could they go so slow?" what about when the server gets your order wrong when you go to the restaurant and you cannot believe that this could happen to you ever single time and you loose it. 
Does it ever occur to you that the things in our culture that we have deemed problems may actually be a series of problems that we as a culture have created due to our own "entitlement issues". Over the course of the next 4 weeks we are going to be addressing some serious 1st World Problems at Relevant Church during our weekend series and I thing we are all going to be challenges to look at our problems through a different lens. 
Join us this week as we dive into this new series "First World Problems" it is going to be a game changer.