Take it as it Comes
“Just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness” (Colossians 2:6-7)
Remember, you will never “arrive” until you arrive. As in, “Hello, Jesus, nice place you got here” arrive. The Bible is clear that down here we’ll never arrive. We simply keep fighting, becoming more like Christ with every “success”, remembering that the only true success is the one that points to Him. The answer to how we do it is in the verses above.
Relentlessly pursue the deeper power — the sub-oceanic strength beneath the surface of our spiritual lives that makes us seaworthy and ensures our missions are for God. Then leave port again on your next spiritual adventure.
There are times in our lives when training, gifting, and desire will not take us where we need to be as God’s man. Sometimes only objective, brutal honesty will suffice, and while the foolish may “succeed” without acknowledging sin and faults, God’s man always knows he has, in the words of Yoda, “much to learn”.
For two hours two men, Tom and Danny, lovingly, but painstakingly performed spiritual heart surgery on their friend and boss. He played the comatose patient, shocked into silence, totally off guard, sinking to new depths of disbelief, since he’s the kind of guy who makes sure he’s never caught off guard. This was a full court press spiritual intervention. Their message — and embarrassingly accurate example — couldn’t have been clearer: You have a major blind spot buddy, and its pride! Our loving Father works in mysterious ways His wonders to perform. Will you, take it as it comes?
Father, only you know what is best for me, thank you for giving me this truth.