Thursday, April 21, 2011

That's Enough

If you were to ask people to describe in one word what they would like their life to be, I doubt they would use the word mediocre. That's not really a level to attain to and doesn't inspire visions of things to come.

The truth however is that we tend to settle for that in our relationship with God. We become content with what He has already done in our lives and we stop there. We aren't having any major financial difficulties so we stop praying about our money. Our families are fairly healthy and getting along for now so we stop praying for God's work in it. Our churches seem to have a decent number of people in the seats each weekend and we leave feeling good about ourselves so we stop praying for growth and stretching. We become complacent because of the work that God has already done and how far we have come from where we used to be. 

In the book of Joshua we see the story of the Israelites conquering the Promised Land. It is a testimony of God's power and His ability to fulfill His promises through His people. In Joshua 18:3 however we see Joshua say this, "How long will you wait before you begin to take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has given you?"

The Israelites had become content in their current situation. God had brought them victories, but His plan wasn't done yet. He intended for them to keep pushing on towards the goal He had called them to. It was going to require faithful obedience to His calling on their lives. 

Like the Israelites we have to decide if what God has already done is enough for us or if we are willing to push past mediocrity to see what radical steps He has for us next.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Craig...Just what I needed this morning. I'm getting discouraged, creating doubts about God's plan for my life..His plan for my future and the future of my parents..Thank you. I will keep praying and pushing forward. Rhonda McHan