But Pharaoh said, "Lazy! That's what you are! Lazy! That's why you whine, 'Let us go so we can worship God.'
I was looking on the websites I check on a regular basis when I can across this site and this verse. Please visit the second link and read the cometary there as it is part of the inspiration for this post.
God leaves nothing to chance, He has His plans and He works His miracles in our lives to show His power and to guide us to Him. His signs are often easy to miss when we are far from Him and do not want to look, but as soon as we start craving to know His plans He can reveal them to us.
But what happens when we have seen the path He wants us to walk and then we momentarily take our eyes off the goal. God sends us a wake up call, He gently points us back in the right direction. This is the place where I am right now, I am certain I know the path God wants me to walk and because of that I have allowed myself to go off the boil. I have become comfortable with the idea and I have kind of sat back. It is as if now that I know where I should be going it's ok, I can sit here for a while and start when I am ready. Except I am not doing what I need to do to make myself ready. I have become lazy and have started to enjoy the place where I am.
And then God sends me this verse, specifically; "Lazy! That's what you are! Lazy!". I know that I am doing good things in my life right now, but they are just temporary measures so that I can survive in the world. I know what I should be doing, what preparations I should be making and as yet I am not. I am sure the work I am doing is part of God's larger plan, but it is not God's plan for my life, there is more I must do and I need to begin the process of getting there.
I am enjoying the life I am leading at the moment, enjoying being at my home Church, working in a Christian environment and life is going well for the first time in years. But I am becoming comfortable with life as it is, becoming comfortable as a Christian. If there is one thing I have learned in my short life as a Christian it is that we work best when pushed out of our comfort zones, when we are pushing against the boundaries to do God's work. Being a Christian should not be easy, it should not be pleasant and we should expect to receive the worst from the world. But from this God will bring joy and peace to our lives and we will be rewarded when we finally meet our Lord in Heaven.