Matt asked us to be brutally honest about our prayer life. Where did we fit in one of three categories?
How is your prayer life?
1. Going well
I put myself in the second category, not because it felt safe but because it felt honest. Some days, I’m doing well. Some days, not so much.
I hate the word mediocre. In school, they always told us Cs were average (and not bad). In my book, Cs were not ok. (For the record, there are two on my transcript).
I want to be above average. I don’t just want to be ok–especially not with important things like prayer. (I’m ok with C for unimportant things like calculus and North Carolina history).
In Revelation, God has some pretty harsh words for the mediocre church in Laodicea.
“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” Revelation 3:15-16
I never want to be lukewarm. Yet I am.
It’s called mediocre.
And I’ve settled for it, figuring the great days make up for the terrible days.
So here I live in the middle, the average, the space between “good” and “bad.”
The space where God threatens to vomit me from his mouth for being apathetic is threatening to become comfortable.
What is mediocrity threatening to take over in your spiritual life? What are you going to do about it?
What are you looking for?