Sure, I could make excuses as to why I can’t seem to write this blog tonight, but it would just be an excuse. Learning to take responsibility for your actions is a sign of spiritual maturity. Spiritual maturity doesn’t have anything to do with age. In my walk with God, I have seen spiritually mature people who are so young in the Lord, and then, I have unfortunately seen the other side of spiritual maturity, where people have lived for God, decades, and still feast off of the milk of the word. They never seem to grow in a deeper level of commitment.
I’m not here to judge other people, because we all have to work out our own salvation; I’m here to challenge us all to accept the responsibility to live for God in the beauty of holiness. Do I fully accept the calling that the Lord has placed on my life, or do I pick and choose what is the most convenient path to follow?
We could use the excuse, that the times are different from when the older Christians were growing up; and to a certain extent, you could argue that life was even easier in the “olden days.” Yes, much has changed in the past few decades, however, the last time I read my Bible, it told me that “Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever.’ It also told me that God searches for those who will worship him in Spirit and Truth. Yet, we tie his hands with our apathetic attitudes toward him. Instead of being overcomers, we complain that we are empty, and succomb to just crawling for God rather than getting to our feet and running to do the will of God.
I want to grow up. I want to be filled with all that the Lord has for me to drink.
It’s time for Christians everywhere to take a stand for this Truth. Without it, you are empty, there’s no one else to blame but yourself. Just as the children who were sent to fill the vessels, came back with their head held low, and defeated, so it is with us today when we don’t take advantage of the daily blessings of God.
It’s high time to take responsibility for our actions. It is imperative that we step up to the challenge and keep moving forward in Christ. No one else will be able to fulfill God’s purpose that has been given to me, so I might as well, accept the challenge and do the will of God for my life.
Who else would like to fill their vessel?