Nov 26, 2007
I watched part of this video at the National Youth Workers Convention a month or so ago, and it has really stuck with me. Now that I have seen the whole thing it is clear that the message was meant to be, get fit, don't be lazy. But at the point it was cut for NYWC combined with the venue the message was; are you at a stand still in your faith, in your ministry? Are you waiting for someone to come and get you going again or are you going to take action. A similar point when you think about it.
How often do we in our everyday lives and especially in our spiritual lives just expect to get somewhere by getting on the right path. We step on to the "escalator" and expect that we will reach the top even though we have stopped moving of our own volition. Then when we fail to get there because the path we chose stops doing all the work for us we just give up, yell for help and plop down unwilling to do any of the work required to move forward, upward.
I see the same thing in my life and in the lives of those around me. An example, we attend a class or a program, and expect that just by attending we are going to grow up in our faith, in our maturity even. But then we discover that the class is not meeting all of our hopes and desires, it is not getting us where we thought we were going at the speed in which we had hoped, so we start complaining and we give up. We don't take some ownership and action and dig deeper for truth, or answers. We don't even ask the hard questions we just give up and wait for someone else to come along to fix our path to move us along, so that we don't have to work at all.
This is not how it should be. We are not to be mindless followers of Christ. In Ephesians 4 it talks about this. That there are times when the old ways have to go. We (who have been Christians for some time), we have learned Christ. We know who He is and what He is all about, we cannot be dependent on someone else to continually feed us and move us along. But we must be constantly looking to where Christ is and following Him there. Doing what we know He is all about.
I know that this has become one of those rabbit trail type posts, but what did you expect the name of my blog should have clued you into the fact that there was bound to be some random rants and ramblings. And there has not been for sometime and I am not one to disappoint. Hope you got something out of all these words flowing from my brain. If nothing else know that all this to say if you are that guy or gal stuck on the escalator you chose to take, and you are frustrated with the fact that it is not getting you to your next point in life spiritually or not, then pick your feet up and walk to the top, reevaluate as you go, but please don't just sit there complaining, yelling for help but unwilling to do any work.
quotes i love
- "they will never care how much you know until they know how much you care."
- "never be afraid to trust a well known God with an unknown future." - Corrie Ten Boom
- "God doesn't need you, He loves you, that is much better."
- "the world has yet to see what God can do through a man/woman who is totally commited to him." - D.L. Moody
- "be who you is, cause if is ain't who you is, you is who you ain't."-
- "some people say movies should be more like real life. I say real life should be more like the movies."