Deuteronomy 1:6-8, The LORD our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount: Turn you, and TAKE YOUR JOURNEY, and go to the mount of the Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto … Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land …”
Most of us recognize that the Christian life was meant to be a journey with Jesus. Unfortunately, many of us get stuck in a rut. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t a rut or wickedness, and probably not a rut of worldliness, but a rut all the same. It’s a rut of complacency. As my brother, Pastor Joe, used to refer to it, quoting a former Laker’s coach Pat Riley, “The Complacency Disease.”
Occasionally, we become comfortable and a spirit of complacency sets in, even in good and godly places, and we have to be “nudged” to get on with the journey God has set before us, and possess the “lands” that God has for us to possess!
Are we willing to take the first step?
A Few Questions Worth Pondering:
- Have we become comfortable where we are?
- Is a spirit of complacency setting into our heart and life?
- Has God spoken to you in the past about more to the journey?
- What are we going to do about it?
“Radical obedience to Christ is not easy… It’s not comfort, not health, not wealth, and not prosperity in this world. Radical obedience to Christ risks losing all these things. But in the end, such risk finds its reward in Christ. And he is more than enough for us.”
“My biggest fear, even now, is that I will hear Jesus’ words and walk away, content to settle for less than radical obedience to Him. ”