Sunday, May 17, 2009
Have you ever been the hamster in the wheel? Not the running part, but rather, only seeing the inside of your own little world? It is so easy to get caught up in what is familiar to us and then staying there. I've been there. If we get off the wheel - OH MY - what might happen??? Perhaps we would see people they way Jesus sees them. Perhaps Christ would lead us on an adventure of a lifetime. Perhaps we would find the joy in learning new things as we walk closer to Christ. Perhaps others would see more of Jesus in us.
I have heard way too many conversations lately where I listened to people so caught up in their own lives. Lives that were being lived without any meaning other than: get up, get dressed, work, eat, work, eat, sleep - repeat. While those are necessary, that isn't all there is.
Sometimes staying on the 'wheel' means that we have traded our souls for a life of complacency, apathy, indifference. Sometimes staying on the 'wheel' makes it easier to pretend that everything in life is just fine. Sometimes staying on the 'wheel' means we don't have to face what we have hidden in the deep recesses of our soul. Sometimes staying on the 'wheel' is just plain selfish. Christ has called us to more than that.
What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:26 NIV
Perhaps it is time to trade in the 'wheel' for a life with more soul.