My “Worst” Infuriation
I had previously shared about my “worst” sin and my “worst” humiliation. In keeping with my predisposition toward making sweeping generalizations and extreme statements, this is my “worst” infuriation: “Implying that people are spineless idiots, because they cannot resist my strong overpowering personality.” (Warning: This is a rant and rave. So stop reading further if you do not want to become infuriated!)
My concession is that I am a strong type A “Dirty Harry” person. My infuriating trait is that “if you challenge me, you just lost.” You can imagine how this would especially infuriate my dear wife who has me in her hair 24/7! UBF taught me very well to rejoice in suffering for Christ, justice and righteousness (1 Pet 4:13), to fight the good fight of faith (2 Tim 4:7), and to be faithful even to the point of death (Rev 2:10). For this, I am forever indebted to UBF’s militant fighting spirit. But I think that to imply that others simply cannot resist my will is quite ludicrous. Is it not an obvious fact that I could not and will likely never be able to influence those who accuse me of bending some others to my will?
On more than one occasion, different people said that those who joined West Loop (WL) UBF were simply coerced by me. It implied that they had no will power or decision making ability of their own. Or when some decision is made, the sentiment was that it was my decision, which I imposed on the collective majority at WL. When WL began in 2008, it was said that I was not wise in “choosing” people to join me at WL because the people I “choose” were not those who could prosper the ministry. This implied that WL people had no power or will to choose for themselves (because I choose them), and that they were not productive or fruitful people who can grow a church. Wow! Were some of my dearest friends just thrown under the bus?
Can you understand why this is my “worst” infuriation? What might yours be?