We need to stop deceiving ourselves. If you don’t serve God in your home, in your marriage, in your church or in your community, then you are not going to serve Him in heaven. We need to stop convincing ourselves that God is satisfied with the scraps of our lives. Scraps of our time, scraps of our attention, scraps of worship, scraps of service and scraps of obedience. The greatest commandment is, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, your soul, your mind and your strength”…it is not “Love the Lord your God with whatever you have leftover from the rest of your day, or as long as it’s not an inconvenience.”
Put on your boxing gloves and bring it. You may have to do it sick, crippled, depressed, overwhelmed or doubtful, but I can guarantee you one thing, God won’t leave you in it. God will surely meet you where you are, but He will NOT let you stay there.
Scripture says, “Submit to God, RESIST the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). Submit, repent, surrender. Be bold enough to ask God to show you the areas of your life that you need to clean up. That takes courage, because we’re afraid He’s going to ask us to let go of some things that we don’t want to. And He will. The question you have to ask yourself is, “Is He worth it?”