On one of the talks on the retreat last weekend, I heard something that has been on my heart ever since: Christ’s standard is holiness; Satan’s standard is mediocrity.
I don’t think that a lot of us would consider ourselves particularly lazy people. I know that I didn’t. But lately, I’ve realized just how lazy I’ve been in my spiritual life for a long time.
It goes back to the idea that, if you spend some time really meditating on Christ–on who He is, what He’s done, what you owe Him, what you’ve done for Him, and what you should do for Him–mediocrity becomes unacceptable.
And pleasing Him in every little thing that you do becomes the greatest goal and joy of your life.
How terrifically easy this is to type–and terrifically tough to put into practice.
This week, when I find myself making a decision to be or do something “good enough”–I am working on taking a second look at the purity of my intentions and the fullness of my “yes” in that moment to what God wants me to do.