Reaching for significance.
Reaching for success.
Reaching for position.
Reaching for love.
All of these things are good. But I have found myself asking this question: Am I reaching for the One who can give me everything that I desire?
I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. (Philippians 3:12 Message)
I go through seasons in my life where I become comfortable with the current state of my heart, comfortable with where I have “arrived”. And in those times, I forget to reach. I forget to lay hold of that which is yet to be. I forget to strive for the greater potential. When I find myself here in this place, I must call it for what it is — complacency.
Complacency: a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.
Uncritical satisfaction. It’s not striving for the greater good, forgetting that God has so much more for me. Or maybe I just become lazy. It’s too hard to reach. Too hard to pull on the potential of heaven and bring it into my own reality. In this place, I have become satisfied with my life — my family, my ministry, my relationships. I am literally wasting my life away, content to be where I am without going forward. As I curl up on the couch in my comfy sweats with my chocolate and coffee, I forget that God has called me for so much more than this. It is not His desire that I live to survive. He has called me to thrive. He has called me to live a life of abundance.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. (John 10:10)
The enemy of our souls’ purpose is that we would waste our lives away on those things that are of no eternal value. He does not desire that we walk in the abundant life that Christ paid for. Everywhere I look, people are wasting their lives away on something — careers, relationships, social media, hobbies. Although these things are good, they are only momentary pleasures. When we become content and satisfied with what we have, we forget to reach and ask God for more.
How is your reach? Are you pulling on heaven and asking God for the fullness of what He has for you today?
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