In his book, The Rest Of The Gospel Dan Stone writes most of us live behind our buts. No matter how we phrase the sentence, what lies behind our buts is our truth.
- “I’d like to help with Sunday School, but I’m not very good with children.”
- My neighbor needs Jesus, but I’m afraid he’ll get mad if I share my faith with him.”
- “I know the student ministry needs help, but I can’t relate to teenagers these days.”
- “I’d love to play ball with you, Son, but there’s a baseball game on I want to watch.”
- “They asked me to volunteer in the food pantry Saturday, but that’s my day off.”
Isn’t it a good time to get off our buts and start being servants?
In Henry Blackaby’s Bible study, Experiencing God, Blackaby says we need to look around to see where God is at work and join Him in His work. Living behind our buts with Christ’s perspective sounds like this:
- “I’m not very good with children, but I know they need help in Sunday School.”
- “I don’t understand teenagers today, but I know the student ministry needs help, so I’m going to help.”
- “Saturday’s my day off, but I’m going to help them out in the food pantry anyway.”
Where we put our buts can make an eternal difference in the lives of others and in our own walk of faith as servants of the Most High God.