This is the name I have for those Christians who are so busy doing God’s work that they flatten everyone that may get in their way of fulfilling their divine duties. You just may recognize some of their traits. They are usually too busy to give a real smile or to say a sincere hello. They are not concerned about, what they believe are, the minuscule details of being a Christian. They are driven towards the greatest results. They only look at people as tools for their godly accomplishments. They must be in complete control so that the vision they have will not be hindered in any way. Many of them see dollar signs everywhere. And of course, when it comes to time, they see it with a price tag. Because our society runs on money, they believe money also is the most important fuel for Christianity. When it comes to views, opinions, ideas, pursuits, and ways of doing things, theirs is always superior and they make it known. Their church and ministry is always the best. Their praise and worship is without compare. Nothing in anyone else’s life ever seems to be good enough.
I am so glad that Jesus took the time out of His busy ministry for the woman at the well (John 4) and for Nicodemus (John 3). I am so glad that Jesus defended the woman who was a sinner in Luke 7:36-50. I am so glad that Jesus told us that there are more important things in life than money in Mark 14:3-9. I am so glad that Paul took the time to mentor Timothy and Titus and because of it we are blessed with the Epistles to Timothy and Titus.
Shortly before His death, Jesus warned in Matthew 23:23, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.”
I really appreciate David Wilkerson’s perspective on all his ministries. When he first began in the ministry, he prayed that he would never have to plead for money if the work was of the Lord. He asked that the Holy Spirit would prompt people for the funds that were needed for support. The Lord has fulfilled his request to this very day.
Are you a ‘Steamroller Christian’? If you are, maybe it’s time to take a break and listen for ‘God’s still small voice’. I will leave you with Paul’s words in Philippians 2:1-4, “Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”