The Loyalty Barrier
“Just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do”. I Peter 1:15
The problem is this: lately it feels like everything is falling apart. I’m struggling with work and with my family. I have not fully surrendered to God and I’m still living loyally to myself in many ways. I do not want this anymore. I want to be the man God has designed me to be. I have come to the realization that I need to be 100% loyal to God, not 80/20 as I have been. How can I make the transition to the next level?
All God’s men are called to break through the spiritual loyalty barrier and move from a fragile and fickle heart commitment to a fierce loyalty in Christ. Sure it’s a process and, more importantly, a fight. But like reaching mach 1, once you have tasted the power, adventure and freedom of this new realm your taste for subsonic commitment changes dramatically.
In “man world” loyalty is a big deal. In fact, it’s man’s most meaningful expression of love to another man. Look at our friendships. To us the language of love diffuses effortlessly into each other. If we love someone we are loyal to that person. So, when the Bible calls on us to risk loving God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, the masculine mind set feels a stronger call over amore, if you catch my drift. Whenever you find a strong allegiance in a man, you find a strong affection, and vice versa. Think Jonathan and David, or a Boston Red Sox fan. Either one makes my point.
Father, you took a risk for an imperfect person. I get to risk for a person that has perfect love for me. Wow!