Settled Down

You are on a mission for your government. You are in a foreign country. You are to try to free people from the bonds of slavery by showing them how to escape. You are in hostile surroundings. However, it’s a beautiful country. It has some nice people (and some not very nice). You establish friendships, relationships, etc. You have a comfortable place to live with many modern conveniences. There are many opportunities for fun and entertainment. There are educational and cultural opportunities. You have a good income. You have dependable transportation. All in all, you have it quite well. Overtime, you become heavily involved and the carrying out of your mission fades into the background of your responsibilities. In a word, you have settled down. You become content with the status quo. You could (and perhaps do) just go on living like this and kind of let your mission take care of itself. You have lapsed into lethargy! It might be one thing to do this if we were dealing with a country and government(s) on this earth. If, however, we are born again, we are on assignment from Heaven and this world is where we are to carry out our mission. Failure to do so is a spiritual failure! Have we become at peace with and content in this world and have forgotten that we are just here temporarily? Therefore, we are reminded to “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world and the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever” (I John 2:15-17). “This World Is Not My Home,” a Gospel song by Albert E. Brumley gives us a timely reminder. “This world is not my home, I’m just a passing through. My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue; the angels beckon me from Heaven’s open door, and I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.” Let’s not fail our King! Selah! Two wonderful words are “Mission Accomplished!” God has two even more wonderful words, “Well Done!” Keep on mission until you hear them!   Ron

Questions? E-Mail me at knowingtheway1@gmail.com 

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