Ya might be a groupie if:
* You would much rather know or be in the company of the “person on the platform” than the woman who watches the nursery so others can worship.
* You knowingly support those whose lifestyle and activities quite clearly speak of upward mobility, excitement, and performance rather than servant-hood and humility.
* You don’t really like it- but you are willing to accept a “one-way street” relationship.
Feel free to add more to this list.
* an ardent fan of a celebrity or of a particular activity.
That doesn’t sound so bad, does it? I mean, we are supposed to be passionate about things in life right? Nobody likes to hang around an Eeyore for very long. What can be the harm?
I might agree with all the above if i saw more people in the world and especially in the “body of Christ” that were healthy emotionally and fully satisfied. Instead i see far too many that are insecure..both in their relationship to God as well as in their own skin!
There are so many wonderful books on the subject of the believer’s identity in library or online. I encourage one to do a scriptural search as well. I do like the following quotes:
“I call myself a Christian because I discern in the New Testament a man whose life, death and central teaching penetrates more deeply into the mysterious reality of our condition that anyone or anything else has ever done. In the Gospels, Acts, and the Epistles, I find a total view of what man is, or what he could be and ought to be, which evokes a response in me such as no other writings have ever done.” ~Phillip Toynbee~
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,…… And i pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ…” As a prisoner for the Lord, then I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle, be patient, bearing with one another in love.” ~Paul.. the apostle~