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Churched Out

Many times we become tired of how situations are around us and then it starts to draw us to a false fact that we need other ways to walk through life and make things happen. We imagine how life will be if we do it a little differently and add a little more spice to how things are currently in our lives so we end up walking away from some things that we think might have been the only source of our holding on.

The term "churched out" means that you have gone to church way too much and don't feel like being in church; that you have done everything so churchy and now you just want to do you.

But is that really how it is meant to be? Are we supposed to get to the point where we feel churched out and uninterested in the things of God? Are we allowed to neglect the gathering of the brethren, and act like we don't care what is going on even though God commanded us against that?

I know that a couple of people will be expecting me to say that it is a sin to be churched out and not want to be bothered but on the contrary, it is NOT a sin to not want to go to church; it is a sin to go against the will of God for our lives.

Here is a little breakdown: Firstly, it is very possible to be "churched out" if we have not paid attention to some details as to what you are looking for in church or why you want to go to church in the first place. Many people lose focus of the main purpose of gathering with the brethren or fellowship with the saints that they now see the church as a social gathering, a place for meet and greet or a place to make friends and find a life partner. People have turned the purpose of God for the church into something totally different. Secondly, you will be "churched out" if you lose focus of the will of God for your life...Yes the church is where the saints gather, but do they gather for their own sake, or for purpose of enlarging the Kingdom of God? If we have not answered these questions right, then "churched out" might be a part of our vocabulary.

Do NOT let the devil deceive you into believing that finding another place of worship will make things better or make you churched in.

The truth is, it won't. Instead, it will only make you feel a need not to totally commit to that church for the purpose of not being involved as before.

The only thing that can fix the emptiness of being "churched out" is to go back to the drawing board and find your spark.

What is the purpose of you being a Christian? Why do you go to church in the first place? To meet friends or to meet with God? What is your assignment in the body of Christ and most importantly who are you in the body of Christ? If you can't answer all of these questions correctly, you will be feeling "churched out" from time to time. But you need to do the work and find again the spark that made you on fire for Christ. Truth is, the devil is very cunning and he knows that the best way to deal with you is to lead you off course and away from the covering of God so don't be deceived.

Heb. 10:25: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the day approaching.

Adeola is an hopeless romantic who sees everything from love's perspective. Her passions include cooking, writing, and making friends.

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