“Then Joshua said to the children of Israel: “How long will you neglect to go and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers has given you?”
Joshua 18:3 NKJV
The Israelites had grown complacent with their spoils of war that were in such abundance, they had grown weary of war and conquering and were settling for what they had, rather than pursuing what God had promised to them.
I’ve been in this place before, I remember a time at our previous home when I prayed and said “Thank You, Lord, for everything you’ve given us! I’m content here, I don’t desire anything else”. He responded and said “I have more for you”. But Lord, I’m content! I don’t need more, I have all I need already! I don’t want to work any longer, I don’t want to pursue more than this! It was then I realized that what I perceived to be contentment was actually complacency. I didn’t want more because I was comfortable, “more” meant work, growth, pruning and discomfort. More stewardship, more leadership, more servitude, so much more than I desired because I was spiritually lazy.
Christ came “that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10). He calls us to an abundance of life, because it’s not about us. He didn’t come that you could be fat and content, He came that you could be His hands and feet. “My cup runs over” (Psalm 23:5), because what He gives isn’t simply to fill us, but to cause overflow to those around us. We weren’t called to be light for ourselves, but for others to see as well and be drawn to Him. This life isn’t about YOU, it’s about HIM! How long will you neglect to pursue the “more” God has called you to? Do you seek only to be filled, benefiting yourself alone, or do you seek to overflow so that you can benefit the Bride?#CalledtoBattle