I’ve been trying to come up with a good blog post topic for the last couple of days with no real success. Plenty of ideas have floated through my brain, but each one felt redundant or forced.
In the early days of this blog, I only posted when I felt I had something to say, something worthwhile to share. That meant that nearly every post was full of passion. As I shifted into a season of more consistent posting, I noticed that delivering the same quality of work became more difficult. When I didn’t have deadlines, I could tweak and polish a post until I got it just right. Now, I struggle to have material for each Monday and Friday, and I fear that the quality of my work is negatively affected by the routine. I see the benefits of regularity, but I also feel its strain. I continue to write, but I sometimes feel cold when I do.
As I consider this struggle, I see some similarities with the Christian life. When we give our lives to Jesus, we may expect every day thereafter to be filled with dramatic encounters with God, moving interactions with the lost, and refreshing meetings with the church. We expect sin to disappear as holiness manifests. Sometimes, God blesses us with these things for a season, and we relish these “mountaintop experiences.” As we continue in the faith, however, we realize that we are called to follow Christ at all times, even on the days when we don’t feel passionate or motivated. We are called to do all things to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31). As the book of Psalms shows, there are good days and bad days. Thankfully, God remains through it all.
This week, thank God for his consistency in our inconsistent lives. Thank God for sustaining us through the good days and the bad. And trust that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion (Philippians 1:6).