When I get an idea while walking, I pull out my Iphone and attempt to capture my thoughts. While sometimes the voice capture feature does okay, most times it leaves me a little wanting. If I capture a note and fail to review it within a day or so, I often can’t recognize my original thought. Today’s thought was supposed to be, “Grading on the curve”. My chosen English female friend on my Iphone chose to record this as “greetings from the curb”. I can blame the wind or my inability to enunciate clearly. The point is if I were writing this next week, I might have no idea what the note was a reminder of.
Why did I feel the need to capture this thought? I was trying to find a way to describe what God does with us. Does God award heaven on a curve? No. This is assuming you have already confessed you are unable to “do” salvation on your own. You recognize you need a Savior, and His name is Christ. My thought comes in a post-conversion situation. (Or post being born-again or being saved or “washed in the blood”. I hope this is completely clear what I am referring to.)
God had given us all different abilities. He has given us different strengths and weaknesses. He does not hold us all to the same level of service. He wants all of our hearts and our lives. We don’t become us thru the efforts of a cookie cutter. We are all uniquely made and given unique talents and abilities. We may be similar to others on the outside, but on the inside we have talents given to us by God. These talents allow us to reach unsaved people in a variety of different ways.
As I live my life, I often ask the question, “Am I doing enough? With all of the potential I believe I have, am I doing enough to justify a “C” grade?” (Depending on another person’s ability, if they were to do what I have done, they might justify an “A”. ) So, if I am figuratively on the curb, what more can I do to give a better witness of He who gave all for me? When I get off of the curb is there a grading curve? Are all types of witnessing good action or does God make us accountable for the decisions we make in regards to how our witnessing/evangelizing time is spent(or not spent)?
I know we don’t just get an “A” for effort. I regularly seek God’s will, and I encourage you to do the same. If there is a good-better-best plan for my life, I want best. If there is a plan that involves lots of trusting God, I pray I have the ability to turn all of my fears over to my Maker. And, if there is a plan that relies on us depleting our savings and relying entirely on God, then may our kids forgive us for doing what God has asked us to do.
I know God realizes what I wrote, but do I? I think I do, now may He put the pieces in place to allow it to occur.