The One Thing Christians Should Stop Saying

Very interesting post with good food for thought! I never thought about the meaning of the word “blessed” and how it may come across to others. Thank you!

The Accidental Missionary

*Writers note:  After reading your comments, I have been moved to revise the following piece.  In a post where the main point is to encourage others to be aware of how our choice of words can get in the way of conveying our true intent, I realize the irony that my choosing to refer to my lack of understanding of God’s purpose as “dumb luck” caused some folks to miss the meaning of the post itself.  Silly me.  While people may still disagree, I think this slightly revised version better captures my honest intent.

I was on the phone with a good friend the other day.  After covering important topics, like disparaging each other’s mothers and retelling semi-factual tales from our college days, our conversation turned to the mundane.

“So, how’s work going?” he asked.

For those of you who don’t know, I make money by teaching leadership skills and…

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5 thoughts on “The One Thing Christians Should Stop Saying

  1. WOW! I think we all should write a post using that exact idea! Being a missionary family, I see this is a real problem. When we are in a place of worship I rarely go to the inner circle of people. I immediately am attracted to the one sitting alone or with many children around her and no one to fellowship with. They are the ones that do not -feel blessed- Sad! Usually those that make that statement are those that have taught it is a state of mind. Yes, I am blessed to be alive and serving Jesus. But on the other hand, our family has learned to manage on very little with God has given us. That’s is where we are blessed to share with others!

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