So come on, let’s leave the preschool fingerpainting exercises on Christ and get on with the grand work of art. Grow up in Christ. The basic foundational truths are in place: turning your back on “salvation by self-help” and turning in trust toward God; baptismal instructions; laying on of hands; resurrection of the dead; eternal judgment. God helping us, we’ll stay true to all that. But there’s so much more. Let’s get on with it! The Message
We all face adversity. You cannot run from it. Eventually it catches all of us at some point or another. The events of this past year teach us that adversity does not bend to our desires or demands. It always charts its own course.
How we choose to handle adversity and challenges dictates a lot about what happens after. After things return to some kind of normality. After the fire burns low and loses its power to hurt or destroy. After the night of fear gives way to the new day of hope.
We can easily slip into the trap of believing this is the new normal and we must settle for less. The Hebrew writer had it correct when he said, “but there is so much more. Let’s get on with it!”
Don’t allow any current or past adversity to change you into something less than what you were created for. There really is so much more. A wise person once said, Ships don’t sink because of the water around them. Ships sink because of the water that gets into them.”
So today stop being motivated by what you may have lost and set your mind on what you have left. “There is so much more, let’s get on with it!”