Fill the day, and then wait for tomorrow, fill the week, and then wait for the weekend, fill the year, looking forward to the holidays. Make some plans, fulfill them, and then wait for tomorrow, over and over again, until, hopefully, you get to an old age, lie back in your comfortable bed and fall asleep for the last time.
“I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.” (Eccl. 1:14)
Which leads to a hatred of the world, which leads to grief and sorrow, which leads to a life that emulates Christ. “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” (Isaiah 53:3)
The joyful Christian understands these truths, he understands the repetition which leads to monotonous boredom, the one who does not still finds a semblance of security in the known, in that cycle of repetition, and so when the Almighty calls them to a new task, they hesitate, for change means fear.
Some desire change for it brings growth, one cannot grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord if one is stagnant, if one gets caught up in that semblance of the day-to-day routine, for people that are willing to grow are willing to change.
How many of you know the Sunday morning service order by heart, and if so, then ask yourself this question, do you find security in that, or boredom? Basically, the same faces in the same places in the pews, the routine is important only if it focuses on Christ and our growth in the knowledge of Him, only if there is action behind the words, if not, then you have nothing more than a room full of believers that have found a comfortable bench on the path to the Kingdom.
It becomes no different than a works-based place of supposed worship, the routine guarantees it. There is of course the occasional potluck, vacation Bible study for the youth, but these also over the years become expected.
I offer you two pieces of wisdom here, “A rut is nothing more than a grave open on both ends,” and “Everything I do I rush through, so I can start something new.” Both sides of the spectrum, the stagnant and the ones who search for change, but with no eternal value in that change.
As born-again believers we are to build our house on the Rock while expecting the storm, we are to go out into the world, not hide our candle, we are to be enthusiastic when called, when change arrives, we are to find security in Christ alone.
Stepping out in faith does not mean putting the cart before the horse, but no born-again believer sits and waits continuously, they seek the face of God, they open the door when He knocks, they follow wherever He leads, they find no security outside of Him.
I believe we are being prepared for some, shall we say, very interesting days ahead, and if you have found security in the repetition of the day you are going to face some very serious challenges my friends. If you are constantly seeking change, you may not like what is ahead.
“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2nd Cor. 12:9)
Find that balancing point, but make sure you stay in the middle of the fulcrum, rest in the day if it is allowed, if not, accept the challenge laid before you.
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” (Col. 3:17)