We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.
Hebrews 2:1 (NIV)
I love strategic planning. What amazes me is that often organizations that are the most successful at realizing their vision and staying the course in accomplishing their mission adopt some of the simplest strategies. The same was true for Jesus in realizing His vision – that the kingdom would come “on earth as it is in heaven”.
Time and time again, Jesus tells His disciples “go and tell what you have seen and heard”. It’s a big part of Jesus’ very simple strategy. Truth and good doctrine are very important in this kingdom that Jesus is ushering in, but the kingdom is very practical. We should be able to see it and hear it, and what we see and hear should be not only memorable, but remarkable – so much so that we will HAVE to go and tell others because we just can’t keep it in.
As you run your race, do you sense you are drifting? Are you off course in where Jesus would want you as His agent to extend the kingdom of heaven to earth? Do you need to draw closer to a kingdom-centric community in which you will see and hear things that are remarkable? Perhaps it is time to pay the most careful attention to what you have heard from Jesus – in His Word, in the gentle whispers of His Spirit, in His voice when He wakes you up at night. If you listen well and act on it, you will run your race without drifting!
Jesus has seized you to be a non-drifter!
This is the fourth in the “Seized to Be An Unentangled Runner” series of blog posts.