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Squirrelly Living

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Revelation 3:15-16

Have you ever seen a squirrel trying to cross the road when a car is coming? I was reminded of just how indecisive they are as I was driving down the road the other day. The squirrel was meandering across the road, minding his own business, when he saw my car coming in his direction. He immediately hit “panic mode” and “put it into high gear.” He didn’t know where he wanted to go, but he was going to get there as quickly as he could. He started to the left side of the road, then he darted back to the right, then back to the left… And then it was too late. His body became a mini speed bump for my car. The “thump-thump” reminded me that a squirrel family was going to find their relative and hold a funeral service for him in the near future. I was in a hurry to get where I was headed, or I probably would have stopped to join them. I couldn’t help but think that if that squirrel had just made up his mind which direction he wanted to go, and then went there, he would still be a happy-go-lucky squirrel, gathering nuts and living his life, instead of being road-kill.

Unfortunately, many Christians end up the same way (not literally, of course, but spiritually). They are much like the church at Laodicea that God condemned in Revelation 3. They start off living for Christ, then they turn aside and start following the world; then they get right with God and live for Him for a while. Then before long, they are right back with the world. Is it making you dizzy yet? It does the same thing to God when a Christian cannot make up his mind if he wants to serve God or not. In fact, it makes God so nauseous that He wants to spew them out of His mouth - His words, not mine. God said He would rather they were completely to one side or completely to the other, as opposed to living in the middle of the road. Sadly, many indecisive Christians wind up getting run over by the devil’s machine because they just couldn’t make up their minds for God. He doesn’t even look in the rear-view mirror as he travels down the road looking for his next victim.

Christians, like squirrels, can easily avoid disaster. It is as simple as making a decision to serve God, then doing it. There should be no middle ground. There should be no indecision. Every Christian knows that He should follow God with his life, so he just needs to make the decision to do it. No one wants to witness the “thump-thump” of another Christian being rendered useless to God. Decide today that you will serve Him.

Read also: Revelation 3:14-22

Quote of the day: “The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think.”

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