Sleepy Passivity

So I was reading an article yesterday by a professional ready.  The first thing I thought was, "You get paid to read?"  I want that job.  Then the second thing I noticed was, he was a professor who taught college/university students how to read.  The next thing I thought was, "How did they get into school?"  Then he said that the #1 reason, in his opinion, why people couldn't read well was, "sleep passivity".  They simply were not engaged.

1 Peter 5:7-9 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.

I referenced this scripture yesterday with good reason.  In order to stop intimidation/fear from taking over your life, you have to be willing to resist it.

I've heard all sorts of excuses over the years why people will not stand up to their fears.  
"Someone else will do it."
"I don't have time right now." 
"I'll just get defeated anyway, why bother?" 

The bottom line is this.  You have to stand up to your fears if you want them to go away.  The good news is.  You never have to do this alone. Jesus said, Matthew 28:2 ... And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Don't be a sleepy passive follower of Jesus.  Stand up and let your faith be:
Heard - Jesus said, from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.  
Known - Jesus said, You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Experienced - Jesus said, love one another.

If you want to intimidate Satan then do those three things.  Be heard, Be known and share the love of Christ with someone today. 

PRAY:  Dear Jesus,  I will not be passive, ignite my faith today.  AMEN

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