February 1, 2019
This evening at work I’m standing behind the cash register. I check some people out, they pay with cash, I give them their change, and they head on their way. Now when I’m in the process of getting their change, I think to myself, “I should really count this back to them.”
Now the art of counting back change is lost, people just don’t do it anymore, or at least none that I see. Why? So I thought to myself, “I should do this,” and I don’t. Why? Because it takes effort. It takes more effort to count it back and we have a higher chance of saying something wrong, then if we had just given them the change.
I say all that to say this, what are we not doing for God because “it takes too much effort.” Because “we might mess up.”
Just like with counting back change, if you do it enough it becomes habit, you improve on it. The same thing applies to our relationship with the Father. The more effort, the more time, the more practice we put into it, the more we will improve and the more our actions will become actions of habit. Now I don’t want the term “habit” to be construed as something bad, but I want it to be this, cause and effect type of mentality for God. This happened and this is the outcome…
Like some of the leaders of the Israelites, Moses and Joshua, they were hesitant about taking the role. They thought, this is WAY more effort than if I just stay a “nobody” and continue doing what I’m familiar with. I’m sure they most definitely thought, “I could mess this up.”
But see… Moses and Joshua, just like you and me, would have never and never will see the amazing things God can do if we are too busy focused on ourselves and what we can do. If we have our attention on our potential screw ups and we have a lazy mindset, we are going to miss out on so much.
Go all the way for God… no matter the cost!