Who, or what, are you doing what you’re doing for? I am learning more and more everyday that people are fickle. If there is a new Bible study, church, gym or activity everyone’s gung-ho but just give it a few weeks and you’ll see who’s really in and who’s not.
I realize attending Bible study or going to church may not be exactly what God is going to be talking about in this context, but Jesus did say, “His master said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.” Did you catch that? He didn’t say, “enter in good and intelligent, rich, good-looking or hard working servant” he said, faithful. Being faithful is one thing we can all do no matter if we’re smart or dumb, rich or poor, tall or short etc. When it comes to pleasing God faith is what he’s looking for.
Living a life of faith isn’t just a one day a week or once in a while thing. God is in this thing for the long haul. If you expect to give him a few minutes of your time and move along you may be mistaken. Learning to walk in the Spirit will require a dedication to seek and hear from God. This probably won’t be accomplished through a few one hour Bible studies no matter how anointed they are.
The Bible describes our lives with God as a walk and that means a continuous movement forward. There may be times we seem to be moving faster or slower than others, but the key is we are consistently living and moving in his Spirit. We are walking by faith each day and trusting Christ and his keeping in everything whether great or small.
Jesus, when speaking of his return, said “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” I pray that know matter who you are, or what your abilities or resources, you will simply learn to live a life of faithfulness to Christ because I know if you’re faithful he can work all those other things out.