RAMBLINGS

Ramblings is a collection of writings that tend to ramble on different topics to spark interest, challenge, and encourage others to research and think deeper on the issues of life. It is not meant to cause dissension, arguments, or debates in any way. They are merely points and thoughts to ponder. The "other side of the coin" so to speak. A Rambling is not meant to necessarily draw to a conclusion. It's up to you, the reader to do that.

Saddam Hussein Syndrome.
What it is? Is it in our society? Is it in our churches?

Saddam Hussein Syndrome has the following tendencies:

1. Dead against change no matter what.
2. Do it my way or not at all.
3. If you disagree with me, get out.
4. If you disagree with me, you are against me.

With attitudes given above think how Saddam Hussein ruled and what he did throughout his reign. He of course is the extreme of these attitudes.

But what about when these attitudes prevail in a much more subtle way, how do they affect us?
How have these attitudes affected our society as a whole in our political arenas? Can you think of situations that have come about in our society that people have had their careers and/or reputations ruined because of these attitudes?

How about our jobs? How about our churches? How about our ministries?
Consider these Rambling Thoughts:

When we are on the job, a committee, or a ministry, we are in one of two roles. We are either a leader or a follower as a member of that team. These are two distinct roles, which are each very important and should be done correctly for the team to succeed.

The leader should be totally dependent upon God and prayer to lead their team. They should be confident in God leading and directing them and not be self-conscience or paranoid when it comes to any disagreement from others on the team. They should be able to take all suggestions and consider how they could be implemented but also willing to explain why they feel the suggestions would not be done. It is good to have different ideas and disagreements. This is where new things come from and change can take place. It is good to have a revolving format of change. It keeps things fresh.

However, the persons giving suggestions and maybe disagreeing have a responsibility also. It is good to share any disagreements in a positive format and attitude. Pray about it. Presenting ones argument properly is very important. Once the suggestion has been made, let it go. Release it. Don't continue to bring it up or harp on it or sit in a corner and bicker to others about it, roll the eyes, or have body language that carries an attitude of disagreement or dissension. This is showing a spirit of dissension, which affects the group as a whole.

God doesn't let either side off the hook as far as responsibility is concerned. He tells us not to offend by our actions but also tells us not to be easily offended. So leaders don't be easily offened and followers don't be offensive.

The scriptures say according to 1 Corinthians 13:4-6
"Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; Does not behave rudely, does not seeks its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; Does not rejoice in iniquity but rejoices in the truth;"

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