Where is my sense of urgency?
Where is my desire to follow His Word?
Where is my sense of purpose?
Where is my joy of life?
Why shouldn’t I feel something different, or act differently?
Where is the burning desire in my heart?
These are but a few of the multitude of questions I ask God and myself when I am downtrodden and feeling as though I am taken to task. When it comes to God’s work, His word, our lives, our purpose, our vocation versus an avocation…we all should have a sense of urgency. Sadly, very few of us ever seem to portray nor act out such an urgency with respect to our purpose in this life. We each stand in the light of such judgement and we need to, each of us, begin acting with such urgency to carry out the Will of God who created each and everyone of us.
The Son of the Most High God, Jesus, the second leg of the Trinity, the Messiah, gave us a mandate for us to live our lives as examples to others. We are to “…make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…” (Matthew 28:19 NKJV) And we are reminded that, “For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.” (John 13:15 NKJV) Hear me when I say this, it is not I but God who mandated these things, who inspired these things. We are reminded “Behold, I am coming quickly!..” (Revelation 3:11 NKJV) This in and of itself should call each of us to arms for the Lord’s purpose to evangelize the world, teach our neighbors, preach the word of God, and to learn the skills of apologetics based upon biblical historicity and the fine art of debate and argumentation based upon facts.
There is a stairway to heaven offered to each of us; however, we will not walk such a path unless we repent before God and change our ways. As I have mentioned so many times before within the context of this blog site and I say it again:
“…the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth…” ~Genesis 8:21 NKJV
“…your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you…” ~Isaiah 59:2 NKJV
We, as the species of man, are evil. This is not because God created us, but rather because we have the right to choose. And again, as I have mentioned so many times before on this site, choice is the greatest gift and, at the same time, the greatest curse that we possess. From the very beginning we started out as good, but then we chose to do what was wrong in God’s sight. Of course we waited at least seven days, at least I assume that. If you doubt me, you might consider re-reading Genesis 3.
Urgency was experienced in man at that time. Urgency was experienced by those who built the ark and those who were trapped by the flood waters. Urgency was experienced by Abraham when he fought to save Lot from his captors. We are in a constant state of urgency, excepting when we are dealing with God’s word and our fellow man and his soul. We have, now-a-days, a greater sense of urgency to find a parking spot closer to the grocery store entrance than to speak to our fellow man about the love of Christ!
I have been off the last 9 days from my job, vacation…or, stay-cation… I have done more to get certain things done around the house, as opposed to studying God’s word, or reviewing/learning God’s scriptures. It is a sad reality that we come in contact with as we reflect upon ourselves. But when such a reality slaps us in the face…what do we do about it? Most will blow it off as a bad feeling. There are others who will see it as a warning, of sorts. And still others will make a positive note of their failing and try to do better in the future…with an emphasis on doing better. Still, we have this tendency of failing.
This is one of my biggest failings, in that, I have always had a problem of applying what I have learned and placed it into actual action. I have several degrees, not boasting just noting that this failing of mine has held me back in many respects. Perhaps it is part of my generation (tail end of the “Baby Boomer” generation.) Perhaps it is how I was trained to do things and despite all that I have done to better my circumstances I have additionally failed to find my way out of this pit I have dug myself into. There are a plethora of possible answers to my dilemma, but no matter how you approach it or look at it…sooner or later you must apply what you have learned to get a little further beyond where you are at this particular time. Perhaps this was a way that God would use to hold me back until I was ready for what He had planned for me to do. All things are possible!
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. ~Romans 8:28 NKJV
Then a whole new list of conundrum queries come to light while thinking of this scriptural reference.
- If I keep failing God, do I really love Him?
- How can I continue to love my God if I continue to sin?
- etc., etc., etc.
Trust me, there are more, but these are always at the top of my list of questions, but perhaps delving into these are meant for another blog post.
The basis of this post was to poke or prod you, as well as myself, into developing a sense of urgency on your life with God!
Godspeed, my friends!
May God Richly Bless You, My Beloved!