Have you ever felt like you were stuck in a rut? Felt like each day is an endless repeat of the day before? Maybe you’ve like you’re on a hamster wheel, always moving but not really advancing. What do you do when it seems like God’s plans for your life simply aren’t happening?
While this feeling is often frustrating, sometimes the reality is that we get comfortable being spectators.
We feel just fine sitting in the familiar bleachers of life watching things happen from afar. It may not feel intentional, but the truth is indecision is a decision. But one decision in the right direction can set off a chain reaction that dramatically affects and positively enriches our lives.
"one decision in the right direction can set off a chain reaction."
When it comes to a relationship with God, everyone spends some time in the bleachers. The bleachers are a place of comfort and complacency. There is no push, no advancement and no use of your talent. However, you can’t fulfill your destiny staying in those seats. A well-known story of the Bible is the story of Zacchaeus who in one day went from being just a spectator watching Jesus from the top of a tree to being a guy who got back in the game.
Maybe many of you can relate to Zacchaeus who preferred to watch things from afar.
Something tells me that it was not only his shortness that caused him to choose the tree as an observation deck but also the safe distance it put between him and Jesus. Maybe Zacchaeus was more comfortable at a distance, but that didn’t mean Jesus would leave him there. When Zacchaeus was spotted by Jesus, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately.” Jesus called him out of his very safe and distant bleacher seat into an up-close, personal, and interactive relationship with him and His people.
There comes a time when everyone in the bleachers will be called back into the game just like Zacchaeus. Some of you may already be believers but you have not been an active part of serving and giving to your church. The following are four steps to a pathway of purpose that can help advance you forward and get you back in the game toward God’s best for your life:
- Make Contact: by making church attendance a regular part of your life.
- Get Connected: by building some God assigned relationships.
- Be Committed: by getting planted in the House of God.
- Live in Community: by finding a place on a team and being a part of the life-giving community at Champions Centre or your local church.
What can you do to take your next step? What can you do to get in the game of church life?
We want God’s best for your life and we’re believing for Him to show up in your world this week in real and practical ways!