Monday, July 9, 2007


11We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. 12We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. (Hebrews 6)

We are exhorted to continue with perseverance until the very end. We should not lose patience, endurance, or hope, even when everything seems so dull, so mundane. We should continue on without wavering and without faltering, even when times appear stagnant. And yet, it is during these calms after the turbulent storms that we have the tendancy to not rest but rather become lazy. Without a battle raging before us, we have difficulty summoning any energy and effort for a cause that seems so far away. So, we become lackadaisical. We become slothful. We become almost useless.

Don't become lazy. Even when there doesn't seem like there's much spiritual warfare happening, there is. There is always something for us to do, even if we're not in the middle of the battle fighting. We can always pray on the sidelines. There are millions who need it. In those moments that we feel restless and simply lazy, perhaps we should get our eyes checked. We should focus them on Jesus, and see what He has for us to do.

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