Old Watch MechanismIt occurs to me that the lack of margin in our lives is more than a threat to our business, family and personal lives. It is one of the greatest threats to the body of Christ. Why are most Christians trapped in stale and unfruitful ministry? Because they do not have time to consider their spiritual growth; much less, make the changes necessary for it to actually happen.

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2Corinthians 3:18

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2

There is no time for transformation, so we resist it; much to our harm, and the harm of those in our spheres of influence. We are being conformed to the world by our worldly thinking. What has happened to us?

Thus says the Lord: “Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.'” Jeremiah 6:16

It seems we have lost the old ways. We have been slowly deceived into thinking that progress and promotion in the world is more important than our transformation into the very image of the glory of Jesus. How could we be so foolish?

As leaders in the workplace, it is time we set the right example for those in our spheres of influence. If we won’t lead them, how much more deceived with the church in America become? It is a sobering and fearful thought. Someone has to make the break. Why not us?

If we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sin and to deliver us from all unrighteousness. 1John 1:9

God has a purpose and plan for delivering each one of us from the overload we have allowed in our lives. Seek and you will find; ask and it will be given to you.

Workplace Ministry Tip: Ask the LORD to search your heart regarding this issue of overload. Start with Psalm 139:23-24. Lay hold of the desire God has put in your heart for the margin needed to grow in Christ Jesus. Contact me, at rob@inlightconsulting.com, if I can be of assistance.

Humbly yours and His forever,