In Genesis 12:1-18, God spoke to a man named Abraham and revealed to him a plan God had for his life. This plan had blessings associated with obedience and problems that came with fear and disobedience. Abraham had the chance to be a blessing to anyone he met (vs. 3), but instead he became a curse (vs. 17). He lied about Sarah his wife, and led the Egyptians to believe she was his sister. After the Pharaoh had taken her for his bride, he found out what Abraham had done, and sent her back, but it was almost too late. God's punishment was already beginning to turn on Egypt. This is a serious problem, when those we should be blessing are being harmed by us. I have spoken to countless people about church, that told me they watched mom and dad act one way at church, and another at home, so they don't need it. If all the people who were supposed to bring a blessing to the house of the Lord would've done it instead of stirring up a mess, how many powerful churches would we have today?