Are you a doorkeeper in the house of God or a doormat? You might be thinking, “Well what kind of a question is that?” Of course I’m a doorkeeper in the house of God! I give, attend, and labor for the
pastor church Lord. And besides all of that, I have been attending the same church for the last 15 years.
It’s amazing how many Christians never even think that they are remotely close to being a “Doormat” for the church. Well let me put it this way, no one wants to admit that they are. If all we have been expected to do is give money and show up to church service on Sunday and possibly Wednesday bible study, then we need to check ourselves. However, if you’re satisfied with being substandard for the Lord, than so be it.
There is no honor in being a door mat in the household of faith. Especially when you can do so much more for God. And yes, this is a challenge to do greater things for God and stop limiting your spiritual productivity.
The irony of it all is that most can’t even tell the difference as to whether they are a door keeper or a doormat in the house of God. Reason being, they believe that everything they do under the code name “Church,” or especially “For the pastor,” qualifies as Gods work. Not so!
At some point in time, we must stop letting people take advantage of us. I don’t know what it will take for some to open their eyes…but it took me getting kicked out of a church to finally realize.
I know we’ve all heard this before and even struggled with it. But I wont ever let anyone misconstrue my kindness and willingness to do something in the house of God as an open door for infinite favors. Don’t just call me when a truck of pews needs to be unloaded or when the church property grass needs to be cut.
I also want to be called for fellowship at the pastors house. Keep me informed that you are actually praying or my soul. I want at least some acknowledgment that I exist past a “Pew warmer” when after I have spent years of my life working diligently for the Lord. Is any of this too much to ask for? If it is, then you’re a “Doormat.”
I know for a fact that I’ve had my bouts of just doing what the pastor asked of me because I wanted to be obedient. But I can’t tell you how many times I just didn’t want to be at the church for fear of getting tasked out. Just doing a bunch of time consuming, laborious, pointless tasks in the house of God, but not for God….if that makes since.
Are you there in the church on Sunday because it just seems the right place to be on Sunday morning? Or maybe you are giving in the offering year after year but not receiving for your soul? Let me guess, your church has no problem with taking your offering, but what about taking the time to invest in you spiritually?
It’s so easy to get comfortable and treat church as just another one of those things that we do. But this is partially due to pastors treating their ministry as “Just another job.” Not a calling, not a work for the Lord, but just another means of income.
If your pastor doesn’t have the spiritual means to elevate you beyond “Rug” status, then…..your both rugs. You will be doomed to sit on the seat of do noting for the rest of you Christianity unless you make some changes. Most fail to realize that you can get to such a place of complacency that being unspiritual becomes the norm.
Psalms 84:10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
Our modern day take on this verse would be, “I’d rather be in church and doing what ever, listening to what ever and get taken advantage of, rather than not go to church at all.” In other words, “A doormat!” Besides, most so called Christians go to dwell in the tents of the wicked after service anyway.
I’m not trying to be all “Holier than thou,” but it’s just what I’ve seen through the years. Now let’s stop blessing others with the material things and demand to be fed spiritually. let’s get tired of just going through the motions of Christianity and actually be a body of believers who work with and not against one another.