Fickle or Positive


“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come!” –2 Corinthians 5:17 


The stadium filled with a crowd ready to see their ranked team bring home another victory. The visiting team came out strong to start and through halftime. With only three minutes left in the game, the home team finally began showing signs of a comeback. Finally, the home crowd began making noise! But in spite of a valiant effort, the home team lost.  

The home team fans quietly left the stadium with about the same intensity they displayed during the game. I felt like I was watching a bunch of "fickle Christians”! 

What is a fickle Christian?

  • Fickle Christians live with no sense of urgency. As God's children on His victorious, ranked team, we still can't think, “We are the ranked home team; we’re supposed to win.” We must live with urgency to win and not underestimate our opponent.
  • Fickle Christians sit back and expect others to get the job done. It appeared the crowd wouldn’t participate unless they liked how the team was performing. No matter what, we must engage in cheering on our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.  
  • Fickle Christians complain instead of cheer. It is so easy to complain and whine when things don't go our way.  Instead, let's use words of encouragement.  

Don’t be caught with a fickle attitude. We are new in Christ, and therefore we live with Him working through us!  

  1. Evaluate your faith; is it fickle or fantastic?
  2. How can you allow Jesus to work through you and live a fickle free life?

Philippians 2:14

Colossians 3:1–17


Father, thank You for this new day! Help me to be alert to living in a positive manner. Give me opportunity to serve and encourage others. Amen.