Four rigid lines frame the world’s expectations. Bold, glaring, intimidating lines, drawn by those void of uniqueness and comfortable staying in the always-been, always-will-be. The people who step outside the boundaries of those four lines, to be different and unconventional, are thought of as “weird” and ridiculous. They are judged and considered abnormal- all because they just don’t fit inside the box.
We have all been guilty of creating a box- whether that be for ourselves, our standards for those around us, or for God. Sometimes we even put all three together in the same box. We have a vision of what the best we’ll ever be is in our heads, and we can’t see beyond it. We have a picture of how everyone around us should act, live, or become- nothing more, nothing less. We have no doubts that God is all-powerful, no doubts that He is able. And still, we have what we believe He’ll do packed within the confines of our mortal comprehension; we don’t leave any room for the miraculous and supernatural. We feel as if we won’t ever get better than what we have limited ourselves and others to. And we’re completely OK with that. Why? Why do we cage our potential in? Complacency.
- a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc.
The bottom-line is, we are just plain comfortable with the way things are and where we feel we’re going. Living for God is about way more than going through the motions. He didn’t create the box around us- we did. It’s now our job to step outside the lines and live on the other side of them. So, what do you say? Are we going to boldly step out of the box and let Him set the limitations instead of us? Also, let’s forget about the box that others around us have put us in, and just be who He wants us to be! No more, no less.😃