Tonight, I watched the movie Courageous. On a side note, I found it not to be a Christian movie with some good parts, but a good movie with a Christian message. We need more of these kind of movies out there.
But I digress.
One of the main characters said something to the effect of “I don’t want to just be a good enough father.”
We shouldn’t be just good enough fathers and mothers. We shouldn’t be just good enough brothers and sisters, or sons and daughters, or husbands and wives, or friends. Or anything.
More than anything, we shouldn’t strive to be just good enough to get by with God.
We should strive for excellence in everything.
We should seek to go the extra mile in serving and loving others.
We should turn the other cheek and not return hate with more hate, but with love.
We should make time for those people in our lives, no matter how inconvenient, to show them they matter not just in lip service, but in actions that speak louder than words.
It’s easy to settle for second-rate and coast. I’ve done that too many times.
But did Jesus only do good enough to secure our salvation? Did he halfway seek to win our hearts?
I’m not saying if we do more and work harder, God will love us more.
I am saying that if we are truly living out of the freedom of being forgiven and we are truly grateful, our lives will show it. If we live in complete dependence on the power of the resurrected Jesus, we won’t be half-hearted anymore. We will be all in.
I don’t want to just be good enough anymore. Do you?