Two different audiences will be reading this post.
1) Those to whom it will be a confirmation.
2) Those who really need to hear this message and take action on it.
Last week, I presented four ways to know if you’re growing in the Lord or not. Today, I want to invert the pyramid on that subject and talk about one of the causes.
In our busier-than-ever-yet-I-invite-you-to-play-FarmVille-and-Candy-Crush-with-me culture, I often hear Christians in their 20s and 30s say, “I just don’t have time” when it comes to taking advantage of golden opportunities to accelerate their spiritual growth.
The excuse, “I just don’t have time” is an excuse. And it’s not an honest one.
The truth is, we make time for what’s important to us.
On this point, Michael Frost made this statement in response to those who say, “I don’t have time” when it comes to spiritual opportunities:
“Repent. Seriously, I’m not insensitive to the needs and pressures of contemporary life. Look, it’s not rocket science. I just think our society’s values of materialism, consumerism and individuality have a stranglehold on us. They are shaping us into the kinds of people we don’t want to be.”