If there is anything that will cause a Church or a Christian to become stagnant it’s an attitude of mediocrity. When we become content with where we are and what we are, we stop growing. 2 Peter 3:18 commands Christians to, “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” The Greek verb translated “grow” is a personal command to every believer to grow and keep on growing. But when we decide that we’ve grown enough, and learned enough, and experienced enough of Jesus, that’s when the growing stops and the mediocrity starts. Rather than increase our capacity, we downsize everything to fit our small spiritual frying pan.
Here’s a suggestion: Get a bigger frying pan! Isaiah 54:2-3a says it like this, “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes. For you shall expand (grow) to the right and to the left” (Isaiah 54:2-3a).
God has not called us to spiritual mediocrity. He has called us to spiritual greatness. So if a state of apathy has settled into your soul, shake it off. Begin today a new pursuit of Christ (Phil. 3:14), and become the spiritual champion God wants you to be.
Pastor Todd Weston