Growing In Faith
Have you ever pressed the snooze button on God? When we hear His call to do something, we sometimes put Him off so we can enjoy a few more minutes of our own selfish desires. Sometimes, what God is telling us to do doesn’t seem right in our eyes–or in many cases, it appears too hard and out of our capability range.
We don’t obey because we don't feel equipped or simply don’t want to. It’s too hard, too uncomfortable. So we put off His voice for a while—ignoring Him—until the task He’s calling us to do is fitted into our own time frame, and we think we are ready.
Yet when we place God on hold, or press the snooze button on Him, we are actually disobeying Him. We say, “My time, not yours.”
But His timing is better. As Isaiah 55:9 (ESV) says, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”
He knows the outcome of everything. The timing of the task God is asking of us might not make sense in the moment, but remember that His ways are higher. He will equip us to do anything He asks of us. Never will He put us on the battlefield without first making sure we’re fitted with the right armor.
What if the things we are putting off are vital to another situation or person? What if God wants to use us to bring life and hope to someone else? We were designed to serve God. By obeying Him when He tells us to, we are serving Him.
The snooze button makes us feel like we have more time. We think we can put off taking action without consequence. How wrong is that? Hitting the snooze button makes us think we have more time to sleep and slumber, but the time is short and we don't have time to sleep when there's work to do for God's kingdom.
Answering God’s call in obedience allows us to be a blessing to others. Using the gifts He has placed in us brings Him glory! Obedience will always allow us to position ourselves for God’s best.
What does hitting your spiritual snooze button look like?
"I will serve when my schedule gets less crazy.”
“Next week I will devote some time to my relationship with God.”
“Tomorrow I am going to start reading the word.”
There is a problem with this line of thinking. I don’t believe procrastination is a skill worth developing in any part of our lives, much less our spiritual walk.
I think many of us are stuck hitting the snooze button rather than living the life Jesus came to give. We have a brief portion of time in which to live a life worthy of the calling we received. (Ephesians 4:1) So the question I have for you and I today is simple: What are we doing with our time?
We have to make sure we aren't pressing the spiritual snooze button. Make sure we're not just telling ourselves that we will get busy doing God's work tomorrow, the next day or the day after. If we're self-absorbed and too busy with physical concerns, that day will never come
So, please be encouraged to move from your place of comfort to a place of action. The body of Christ desperately needs you to serve with the greatness God has already placed inside of you.
Resist the snooze button. Release the blanket of comfort and embrace your greatness! The body of Christ is waiting
The alarm clock is ringing. Do you hear the sound? Don't press the spiritual snooze button. Wake up! Get up and live for Christ. Make this your finest hour as you carry out the work God has called you to complete!