Waiting Makes Us Lazy Christians

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//It would be easier to tune out from the world. I’m always tempted.

Social media is flooded with hateful rhetoric. I dare say, absent of productive and forward-thinking conversations. We tune out and focus on what’s to come from the end times. And there we sit, ear to the door, awaiting chariots of fire or trumpets that will blow our roofs off. Because then it will all be alright? Fixed?

What good is our faith if it’s not rooted in the now? We wait and we hope for Jesus to come back. We wait on the couch while the world crumbles. Our best response is: Jesus come soon. As if rapture and ascension were an easy transition.

Jesus died on the cross before his ascension to heaven. It’s safe to assume ours won’t be a “Beam me up, Scottie!” kinda moment. Maybe this is the rapture and God waits to see how we love the world, and each other, at this time.

Maybe God is kneeling on the sideline waiting for us to literally get our head out of the clouds. I don’t know about you friend, but I’m a dreamer? I get stuck up there just as much as I get stuck scrolling down my feed. I’m not proud of that.

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The “waiting for Jesus” mentality paralyzes us and freezes us in time making us immobile and irrelevant.

God is here now. In each and every one of us, his creation to the world, he is here. He speaks and works through us, so what are we really waiting for?

God is now!

We sit in political debate waiting for the next president-elect to fix it. Guess what? God is calling YOU (ME) to fix it. “Jesus, fix it” is becoming a flip of the script. Where he armed us for combat, we shed the armor and handed it back off to Jesus. “Here. You take it. You fix it.”

Fixing it was his intent when he armed us with a conscious, free will, soul, and inner light. We need to stop pawning off the responsibility.

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33

We can’t read this verse and stare at it with hope. We are the hope! Of course, he has overcome the world. THROUGH US! So, strap on some inner peace (we’re gonna need it), grab a bottle of prayer hydration and head out the door. Don’t forget your inner light.//

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Waiting makes us lazy Christians.

I know I’ve made a ton of excuses as to why I don’t have time to fix the world while maintaining a home, writing life, FT job, kids, marriage, etc. God is not asking me to fix the entire world. Every week I come into contact with someone I don’t know, as well I should. What an opportunity to be a light.

There are too many unknowns when we march out into the world. I don’t think God ever intended us to know it all. Perhaps, this is the moment when humility takes a front seat.

#Write31Days: Unknown

I’m participating in 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes hosted by my friend, Christina Hubbard at Creative and Free. Although I am writing each day, I’m only posting the Monday sessions. I didn’t want to bombard your inbox with 31 free writes. You already have to deal with me on Fridays! 😉

The word prompt today is UNKNOWN. The forward slashes above indicate where I started and stopped for this session. Your turn. And Go!

 

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