Are You Average?
My computer goes into sleep mode if it is not doing something. I have to touch it to wake it up when it is left to itself. I have noticed the same trend with people sometimes. If we are not taking steps forward we can quickly default to average. One of my dearest friends always says, “The Christian’s worst enemy is not the devil but settling for average”. I have to agree. Since when is getting by good enough? How will a world that is lost and dying see a savior in someone who thinks average is ok?
I think about God and how He needed a savior to come down and rescue mankind. He looked around heaven and didn’t pick Gabriel. He didn’t pick the angel Michael either. He looked around heaven and said, “I’m sending My best, I’m sending Jesus, my Son.” Now how can we as Christians think that mediocre is ok if there is nothing about God that is mediocre?
I guess I am just piggy-backing on my husband’s message this Sunday. It was about how to reach a dying world. He said that is was not by having our cars on cinder blocks in our front yard, by being 20 minutes late to work each day, by having a yard so tall our kids could get lost in the grass, and it wasn’t by leaving a track on a table in place of a tip for the waitress. If we want to reach a lost and dying world we have to come out of sleep mode and handle our affairs correctly and be the salt and the light that we are supposed to be. Living our life correctly speaks volumes more than talking a good talk.
What about you? What do you think the Christian’s worst enemy is? What do you think of “average”?