Most people, most Christians, even most pastors, are just too satisfied with their relationship with God. They’ve lost the passion and zeal to press deeper into Jesus. Their lives are filled up with the busyness of triviality. Most are constantly worried about trivial things. The pursuit of the trivial is ruining their passion for the significant.
Paul gave us a different mindset, a focused outlook. Paul was dissatisfied. “Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus… I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12,14) Paul had a holy dissatisfaction that drove him to keep pressing, keep running, keep pursuing Christ.
Holy dissatisfaction is the difference between those who are “Christians” and those who are wholehearted disciples. The wholehearted disciple is striving for more, digging deeper, and is not at all satisfied with his or her life. They are pressing for the experience of more of God’s love in their heart, soul, mind, and strength. That’s what I’m setting my sights on in 2017.
It’s on our last leg, when we want to quit, when no one’s there for us, that we determine to press into Christ yet once again. That’s the wholehearted disciple! That’s what this short video at the top of this blog is about.
On the road with you in 2017,