Many Christians never grow and are in danger of wasting their entire life. In His book, “Sit, Walk, Stand”, Watchman Nee says these words:
If at the outset we try to do anything, we get nothing; if we seek to attain something, we miss everything. For Christianity begins not with a big do, but with a big done. Thus, Ephesians opens with the statement that God has “blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (1:3), and we are invited at the very outset to sit down and enjoy what God has done for us—not to set out to try and attain it for ourselves
I see many people in the church embrace the work of Christ with their lips, and then live there lives as if they need to accomplish what Christ has already DONE! King Solomon says:
Let your eyes look directly ahead and let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you. Watch the path of your feet and all your ways will be established. Do not turn to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil.Proverbs 4:25-27
When we lose focus on what Christ has done and seek to do it ourselves, we have not only lost focus, but we make a statement with our lives that the death of Christ was not needed or did not accomplish anything.
I was talking to a man who works as a Youth Pastor. He desperately wants to experience peace. He lives his life trying to be good enough for God and please everyone around him. He finds his value in what he does for God, and he never feels as if he has done enough. He can not rest in the finished work of Jesus, but must prefect himself, a goal he can never attain.
How about you? Have you learned to walk in the finished work of Jesus? Or are you trying to accomplish what Jesus has already done? You will never grow with that focus! Have a great day, let’s talk in the AM.