The Tea Party got its name from the Boston Tea Party. It was when a group of colonist in early America demonstrated by taking tea out of British ships and dumped it in the harbor due to the British taxing tea in 1773. The Tea Party is a group of people that, without a main leader, have joined together to take down politics as normal. Their mantra as I see it is: If you are the kind of person that wants the job.....then we don't want you having it. They want to get rid of the games, and get people to just help make our government work. Now this isn't what always happens, but as far as I can tell, this seems to be their mantra.
As far as I see, there is a big correlation between politics, and ministry these days. I call it playing the game. There are people that will always do it their own way, no matter what others think. There are others that are always striving for something more, something bigger. Still there are others that just don't want things to change. But there is a movement that has happened in the last couple years. Some people try and attach this movement with the millennial's, or the emergent church. But that really is inaccurate. Because even in those areas, there is just as much game playing. No, this movement doesn't have a name, or a face. It's only leader is Christ. It's a group of ministers that realize doing the work of Christ has nothing to do with our success, and only the success of Christ in the people. They are, for lack of a better term.....Tea Party Christians. They are people not looking to make a name for themselves, but rather make a name for Jesus in our planet. They don't play games. And I want to be one of them.
If I am wrong on any of the political points I made.....who cares. Don't make a string of comments that turn this post into politics and arguing about who is right and who isn't. Because thats not what this post is about. It's about people understanding, that sometimes the best way to fight the enemy is try a new game plan. To get someone who wants to change the world, not work their way up the ministry food chain. Trying to be bigger and better is the way the world works, we know that. But that isn't the way we are supposed to be.
Grow where you are planted. And if you aren't planted yet, then you better plant yourself before you start shouting at others. Changing the world for Christ is a grassroots campaign and you are on the front lines. God has a plan for all of us right here, right now. It's not about waiting till you are "where you are supposed to be".
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