Every organization has people who simply act as deadweights, doing nothing except slowing down progress or making it more difficult. Usually these people fit into the three following characteristics:
- They complain about everything but find any reason not to do anything about it
- They never fail at anything because they never try anything new
- They are not involved physically, personally, financially, or spiritually into anything except themselves
If you’re involved in anything, I’ll bet you can name several right now. So what I want you to do is grab the phone and give them a call. Just kidding. Don’t do that.
In a church or religious organization setting, the Bible isn’t kind to deadweights. 2 Thessalonians 3:8-10 says “we did not eatanyone’s food free of charge; instead, we labored and struggled, working night and day, so that we would not be a burden to any of you. 9 It is not that we don’t have the right to support, but we did it to make ourselves an example to you so that you would imitate us. 10 In fact, when we were with you, this is what we commanded you: “If anyone isn’t willing to work, he should not eat.”
Yikes. Not the most gentle words ever spoken, but it’s for a purpose. The Church works best when everybody works together, regardless of personal preferences, to glorify and spread the name of Jesus throughout their communities, regions, states, and country.
The best Christian testimony is a solid Christian.
A deadweight isn’t helping anybody.