How many times have I heard people say that: “Why can’t I make you happy?” or “I can’t make you happy,” or “I can’t make anyone happy,” or “Everyone’s upset with me,” or “It seems like I can never figure out how to please the people in my life.”
This weekend @ The Gathering we’re going to be talking about people-pleasing and how that devastates our life.
One of the reasons why really smart people self-destruct is they lack boundaries, margin, and a sense of identity in their life. It’s “whoever you want me to be,” and “whatever you want me to do,” and with that mentality that’s driven by fear and self-doubt, we end up living someone else’s life.
You can even be a high-achiever and wake up one day and realize that the ladder you’re climbing is leaning against the wrong wall. And what happens is, we self-destruct.
So this weekend we’re going to be talking about how to avoid doing really dumb things that will end up destroying your life.
Maybe you know someone who is going through a time where they’ve lost something. Maybe they have a sense of dissatisfaction in their marriage, their job, or maybe it’s just them. This weekend will be a great time to bring them to The Gathering. Why? Because it’s a place where we specialize in God simple; not church complicated.
The Gathering is a place where messy people come together to celebrate life as it can be; not how it has been.
Isn’t it true that you need the love of other people when you deserve it the least? When we gather around the grace of God in Jesus Christ, really amazing things begin to happen. If you’re trying to go it alone, if you’re trying to figure out life without connecting to some other fellow travelers, you need to get up and come to one of our two services at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM this weekend. It’s a place that you can make the connections you’ve been crying out for: not only a connection to God, but to other people, and a connection that’s most critical – to yourself, to your own sense of self-worth and significance in the world around you.
Gathering to worship God, whether it’s at The Gathering or someplace else is a privilege that’s been bought by the sacrifice of so many. Why not get out this weekend and celebrate this sacrifice. If you’ve been hurt by church, or life, or someone else, The Gathering is a safe place to come and begin the healing process.