After realizing this about myself, I spent some time thinking about how doing things 'half way' would look in other areas of my life. I wanted to make sure it wasn't something that had already made it's way into other areas of my life and I just hadn't realized it. I also wanted to know what to look out for if it were to creep into new areas of my life in the future. As I applied, what I perceive to be a negative characteristic, to different areas of my life I couldn't help but think about how this could impact relationships I have with people in my life if I let it. Then I got to thinking, how would this impact our relationship with our Heavenly Father?
|Image taken by Alison Burrow from A New Creation Studio|
Are there relationships in your life that you aren't giving your full? Have you been sitting in a relationship where you have been giving a half way effort? What about your relationship with God, are you just making a half way effort or are you pressing in and reaping the benefits of a full on deep relationship with Him? Whether it's a relationship with a friend, spouse or even God, we shouldn't be living a half way life, we need to press in and make a valiant effort. Pressing in might mean taking the first step to speak with a friend you haven't spoken to in months, or maybe it's having a serious conversation with your spouse discussing some difficult topics, or maybe you need to open the scriptures and press into God's Word, spend time with Him. Don't live a half way life, in half way relationships...press in!