Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Another Groundhog Day

The first thought in my mind this morning as I rolled out of bed was "here we go again." Have you ever felt that way? Have you ever felt like your life is a living, breathing example of Groundhog Day. You know what I mean, it is the same thing over and over again. It feels like you do the same thing every day with little variation. For me, I rolled out of bed, took a shower, took my son to school, went to the office, and started working. I assume when I get off of work, I will see my family, maybe have some kids sporting event, watch a little TV, then go to bed to rest myself for this all over again tomorrow. Does this describe your life as well?

As I was thinking about how pattered our lives tend to be, I could not help but think how this might translate to me spiritually. Here is my conclusion: Spiritually, there can never be a Groundhog Day. Spiritually, I am never at the same place. I am either being transformed more into the image of Christ or I am walking away from Him, imaging the evil of mankind. But there is no standing still. I am either progressing or regressing.

The same thing can be said physically. If you work out and use your muscles, you will get stronger. If you do nothing with them, they begin to atrophy. Trust me, I know that you will lose them. You never stay static. And spiritually, you never stay static. You either are growing and pursuing Christ or you are turning your back on Him. Today, I hope you are growing.
"Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:12-14)
Keep Pressing On Today!

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