My friend, Julie, is doing a Bible Study on discipleship. Yesterday she was giving me a glimpse into what the study was all about and part of the discussion led to this topic: most Christians aren't discipled and don't disciple others because so many of us are just trying to stay afloat, treading water in our walk.
I agreed with the study and went on. Until later when I realized I couldn't stop thinking about that comment. And you know what? I don't even think most Christians see it--the treading of water. Never making any progress toward an intended goal of being more Christlike and helping others along that same path.
Why are we happy with the status quo? Is it the fear of the unknown? The unknown being what will happen in our lives if we begin, and truly begin, to work at our relationship with Christ. Praying--without ceasing; studying His word; asking Him to reveal what His will is even if it means major and maybe painful changes in our own lives. What are we unwilling to give up? Could be a lot by worldly standards; could be nothing
I don't know the answer. I do know that I fall into this lull, if you will, of being okay with where I am. But deep down, I know I want more. To be more like Him.
But He didn't tread; He walked on water.