Do you ever find yourself coming up short on what you feel God wants you to have, a new job, a healthy relationship, ministry opportunities, etc.? Maybe it’s because you’re on the wrong boat.
Christianity is not the Good ship Lollipop, it’s a battle cruiser. You’re not on a Caribbean Cruise, you’re on a mission. God has great and wonderful things for you, but if you’re on the wrong boat, you won’t find them.
When Jesus taught the disciples to pray, He taught them this. Pray, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” That means there is some gap between God’s will in heaven and what is happening down here. Just turn on the news if you don’t believe that.
There are things God has for you that you must contend for. If your flesh was not warring against your spirit, if the world was not corrupted by sin, and if the devil was not the enemy of your soul, then a cruise ship life might be fine. But as things stand, you need a battle station more than you need a lounge chair.
All that God has for you is somewhere out there just beyond the world’s influence, your nagging flesh, and the devil’s strategies. It will not come to you without a struggle. You have to contend for it.
We have more on this subject in the article,
“In a Fightin’ Mood?”