The Wing Stall

9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins. 2 Peter 1:9

Yesterday we discussed the effects of tiny incremental improvements in the life of the Believer. Today, we’ll talk about what happens if you do nothing. The obvious answer is that nothing will happen. But that’s not correct. The enemy is still fighting tooth and nail against you and your beliefs. If you are not going to church, for instance, you are not being fed properly. Oh, you may get the Biblical nourishment from television or radio, but you’re not rubbing elbows with fellow believers. Granted, many church goers never speak a word to another soul in church. While this is sad, it still does not negate the benefit of seeing other people who more or less believe the same as you. This perpetuates the idea that we’re not alone in this spiritual battle.

But the Bible is stronger than my words. The Bible says if you are not growing you are nearsighted and blind. Why? The fulfilled life Jesus talks about in John 10:10 is made manifest in our lives when we reach out, when we persevere, when we practice self control, when we love others.

It’s like a wing stall of an airplane. When the air can no longer go over the wing of an aircraft because the angle is too high, the wing will “stall,” and begin to fall, but only a little at first. If the plane continues in that same angle without going forward, it will drop like a rock. The simple solution is to lower the nose and resume forward motion. Doing nothing will ultimately be detrimental to the aircraft and everyone in it. Doing nothing is not a good option.

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