Updated: Mar 16, 2020
How many times has someone asked you to do something and your answer was, "If it's convenient"? I know I've said that many times. Deep down we want to answer in the affirmative but we need to figure out if it fits our schedule. Sometimes we use that phrase so that we can get out of doing what we're being asked to do. Let's be honest - we each have a lot going on and fitting others needs and requests into our schedule can be difficult. Let's also be honest and admit sometimes we simply don't want to answer in the affirmative.
Yesterday I mentioned the fact that throughout history, from creation through today, God is seeking us out. When He seeks us out He asks us to do something. Just like when He showed up in Abraham's life and asked him to leave his extended family and move, God seeks us out and calls us to follow His plan. Of course the one most important aspect of His call is to be holy as He is holy (1 Peter 1:14). However, He calls us to do more than that, He calls us to follow Him, to share Christ with others, to serve others, to put others first, to forgive others, to love others, to be kind and compassionate, and the list goes on and on.
Here is where our phrase for today comes in - sometimes we simply say to God, "If it's convenient". We treat God's request and commands like we do those of others. If it fits into our schedule, if it doesn't change our pla