Have you ever been invited to an event or church then mistreated? Doesn't it have you scratching your head and pondering what you've done to deserve the lack of gratitude?
I once heard a sermon. The preacher stated that he was invited as a guest to deliver a message (sermon) at a church then after the preaching was over he was snubbed by the pastor who invited him. Seems the pastor was a bit jealous of the response the guest preacher received from the congregants.
Now, I wonder what would motivate a person to invite you into their home or church then give YOU the cold shoulder?
One time, I was invited to a soiree. As the evening progressed, I began to settled in and enjoy the remainder of the evening. All of a sudden, this cool breeze of an attitude approached me with a fake smile and then vague hello.
OK, I'm thinking, "if you didn't want to speak, why did you make your way to me and stand in my presence?" After all, it was YOUR invitation and I just accepted. Don't front be real!
The nerve of some folks! Some people get ahead and obtain some form of success then begin to have delusions of grandeur. Sure, the home was nice but it wasn't Caesar's Palace. Why did you extend to me an invitation if you really didn't want me present? I know overnight success does not buy you character and God has no respect of a certain person and He loves us all despite our shortcomings so why do some folks feel more superior than others when they gain a little something to leave behind for other's to fight over?? (too funny)
Mama said there would be days like this...
Anyone can rise to the top and just as sure as they rise to the top, they can fall on their face. Some folks should assess themselves before they wreck themselves. God does not like prideful attitudes.
Please do not pretend to want me around when all the while you are fishing for something and it's not my company. Don't feel like you have to invite me into your home or church because you know I have a strong following. People respect me because I have much respect for myself. I am true to my friends I just wished I could say the same.
Do me a favor, the next time you have an event or party or even decided to invite me to preach, be sure that you are accomplished enough to not be overshadowed by my presence. After all, why would you be jealous of someone you are suppose to admire or is that just a front?? Time will tell.
Be blessed and be true to your cause.
~ The Rock
Pastor Doris G. Deckard
- Pastor Deckard
- Dallas, Texas, United States
- Pastor Deckard is a native Texan and lives in Dallas with her family. She preached her first sermon in 2004 and was ordained in 2008. Pastor Deckard has continued to preach and teach at Church of the Solid Rock. She has made her life all about service and participated in many workshops and seminars, from parenting symposiums to diversity conferences along with speaking engagements. Pastor Deckard has traveled locally and internationally, preaching and singing for the Lord. She is a Partnered Ally with the University of North Texas Equality and Diversity Programs and received many awards for her various community-outreach programs and volunteer services. One ministry very close to her heart is Sand Branch. As a Preacher of the Gospel, Pastor Deckard desires to introduce more souls to Christ as she encourages others to focus more on spirituality and their relationship with the Lord. Pastor Deckard founded D. G. Deckard Ministries in 2007, a 501c3 Christian organization. She is also the founder and Pastor of Church the Solid Rock, Dallas TX; a place of worship, acceptance and spiritual growth.
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