I have this friend who makes these really killer blueberry muffins. And if you show up to our church, there’s a good chance that you’ll get one. These muffins are delicious, and you could be forgiven for admitting that the reason why you joined the church was the blueberry muffins.
But here’s the deal. The muffins are just a “perk” of membership. They shouldn’t be why you join the church, they shouldn’t be why you stay. There’s work to be done, Friend, and while you can continue to enjoy the blueberry muffins, you need to pick up a hammer and start swinging.
(Go here to understand my tangent. It’s not really about muffins.)