The word nazi brings to mind Hitler and the controllers of the concentration camps along with the extermination camps of WWII. Among the definitions of nazi according to vocabulary.com it is defined as: (noun) a derogatory term for a person who is fanatically dedicated to, or seeks to control, some activity, practice, etc.
In the work I do for a living, I take it seriously. I’m not one to stay quite when an individual decides to change things around because they want to. I also do not like to clean up from their actions afterwards. On the second time of setting a plano back to the guidelines that I have been given, I do get passionate. Due to this characteristic I was called a cooler nazi the other day. I know the person very well who said this and I know it was not said out of meanest. But it did get me thinking? Where is that fine line of being passionate to being a controller? Do I ever cross that line in different situations? To be passionate about something is not a bad thing, but when you begin to be a controller you need to stop and evaluate. Ask yourself, when did I cross that line? How do I go back to only being passionate? When we become fanatically dedicated to control then we have crossed that line. What we need to do is get back inline with God. Even though we are in the Word, we need to live the Word.
While doing my homework for Wednesday night class, there was a point that was made. Perhaps I am trying to serve God in my own powers instead of opening my heart and mind to Christ’s power that is within me. That point begged for an answer about my life and my actions/reactions. I want to be passionate about sharing and showing God’s love. I do not want to be a controller for God. So are you passionately sharing God’s love or are you a nazi for God?
In His Love, Crisi