Brothers and sisters:
From the day we heard about you, we do not cease praying for you
and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God's will
through all spiritual wisdom and understanding
to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord,
so as to be fully pleasing, in every good work bearing fruit
and growing in the knowledge of God,
strengthened with every power, in accord with his glorious might,
for all endurance and patience,
with joy giving thanks to the Father, who has made you fit to share
in the inheritance of the holy ones in light.
He delivered us from the power of darkness
and transferred us to the Kingdom of his beloved Son,
in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
We are called to grow. We are called to be fruitful Christians. The moment we become complacent is the moment we start losing ground. It’s doesn’t say to “Stand in a worthy manner,” it says to “walk in a worthy manner.” Nothing is ever stagnant in this life. Paul refers to life as a race. Timothy takes it a step further and sees it as a fight. We must constantly be vigilant, moving, training ourselves in the knowledge of our faith so that we are effective in a world that needs very real and alive representatives of Christ.
Complacency has kept us from pursuing the greatness. It’s so easy, especially in the United States, where most of us live like kings compared to the rest of the world, to give in to “just enough.” But I don’t want “just enough.” I want to win the fight and to finish the race. If you’re feeling led to grow, I encourage you to get involved in a ministry at a church near you. Even if it’s once a month volunteering, or a bible study with some friends, you’ll be amazed at how you’ll start seeing God work in your life the moment you take steps towards Him.