40 Days to Lasting Change Day 32
Pick Up Your Sword
After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.”
Passivity reveals that we’ve chosen something or someone over God. When will you put down the remote control, choose God, and stand up for your family? Put down the cell phone, pick up a sword, and fight for your marriage. Put down the PlayStation controller, put down the 9 iron, put down the iPad, and fight for something. (Idleman, Kyle. 40 Days to Lasting Change: An AHA Challenge (p. 208). David C. Cook. Kindle Edition.)
Dealing with the great sin of “passivity”, the author encourages us to pick up our sword and fight for what is good and right and true. Passivity, maybe the original sin of Adam, allows darkness to determine our destiny. Either we change, or we die. Passivity wants to cheat but action wants to change. We can say that’s easier than it sounds. But it’s not easy, it’s simple. It’s time to pick up the sword and do something about making something worthwhile of our lives. Our passivity reflects what we truly prize. What is that thing you need and want to change about your life? Do something today to do something about that issue in your life. God is with you.