The Real Battleground
In the busyness of living, it’s easy to get sidetracked in our priorities. We don’t do a very good job protecting our spiritual lives. There is a trio of contemporary disorders that wage an effective war against us. They are spiritual lethargy, an overcrowded life, and lack of focus.
Spiritual lethargy might be defined by 2 Timothy 3:5 - “Having a form of godliness but denying its power.” Instead of being active in our faith walk, we become passive. A spiritual weariness overcomes us and replaces the joy that once fired us in our Christ journey. We gradually cut ourselves off from the fellowship and accountability of other Christians; our daily time with God and prayer falls into the nod to God and then disappears altogether.
“Overcrowded lives” is an apt description for about all of us. The real issue about our busyness is the lack of ability to sort out priorities and the true value that godliness and prayer have in our lives. When we don’t make the choice for God, it doesn’t happen.
A lack of focus is the third component in spiritual emptiness. It combines with the “too much to do” syndrome and the result is nothing gets done too well. Psalm 46:10 encourages us, “Be still and know that I am God.” Our reply is, “Someday, when I get the time, I’ll do that.
God’s word is never the words of scatteredness - but words of collectiveness. “Peace,” “rest,” “be still,” “listen,” “pray” are all words that invite us to choose the way of inner re-creation. So step outside the lives the world has drawn for us and take hold of God’s invitation. (Adapted)