Just a Minute!

When my kids were teenagers, this was one of their favorite things to say when I would ask them to do something… and alas, I might have used the line myself a time or two.Rock Island 025

Of course as responsible adults, we never say this when we are asked (or told) to do something, right?  Well, let’s think about it for a moment…

“Go and make disciples”…  Just a minute!

“Feed my sheep”…  Just a minute!

“Repent and be Baptized”…  Just a minute!

“Love your neighbor”…  Just a minute!

I wonder how often we say “Just a minute!” to the commands of our Lord.

Is being a follower of Jesus Christ something we do at our leisure?  I don’t think that’s what the Lord has in mind, do you?  In spite of this, I’ve heard so many times over the years people say that they’re too busy, not ready, not comfortable to things that have to do with being obedient to Jesus Christ, a sad business.  Jesus was clear and concise in the matter when He said, “If you love me, you will obey what I command.” (John 14:15)

Since Jesus has made this so clear, where does convenience come into it?  Where does being “ready” come into it?

OK, I know you get my drift, and yes, I have done this all too often myself.  My He forgive us when we fall short of the mark…

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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5 Responses to Just a Minute!

  1. Pieter Stok says:

    Great post! … and yes, I too am so guilty!

  2. ephesians413 says:

    Nice introduction to your point. Those of us who have children can all relate! And then we have to look at our own behavior! So many times, a need arises at a moment that is not convenient to my own personal agenda. Am I willing to give up what I had intended to be doing in order to do God’s will? Many times it’s a spur of the moment decision that’s here and gone in a flash. “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” James 1:22 The word is the written word, but sometimes the word comes to us in other ways also. Can we be doers of that word?

  3. RG2Cents says:

    Reblogged this on RG's 2 Cents and commented:
    Been there, myself.

  4. widemargin says:

    And isn’t it in that ‘minute’ that we have time to think, and question, and wonder if we really did hear God say that? Great post, thanks.

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