‘Stay alert, be in prayer, so you don’t enter the danger zone without even knowing it. Don’t be naive. Part of you is eager, ready for anything in God; but another part is as lazy as an old dog sleeping by the fire’. [Mark 14:38]
Stuck thinking about how God doesn’t want us to play it safe.
Interesting how I can show eagerness but still be lazy.
Challenged that my spirit is willing but the flesh is often weaker.
Good intentions v actual actions.
God never asked anyone to play it safe. [Just check out your Bible for more information]
Yes, He calls us to a place of safety.
Yes, He is our refuge.
Yes, we can be rescued.
However, that is not an invitation to settle down. It is an opportunity to refresh, to be put back on track. We are then sent back into the world, with a new message, one of hope for people who are overwhelmed, distracted, lost, confused by all that life can throw at them. That is not a safe option.
God’s danger zone is by the fire where the lazy dog sleeps.
We avoid it by praying.
We avoid it by staying alert.
We avoid it by not being naive.
Eager or lazy? Make sure you are not both. You will never accomplish much if you are eager but lazy. What do you think?