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Posted by Colby Kinser on

There are a few projects around the house that need attention. They have for a while ... some for a few years. I just haven't gotten around to them. When something breaks and leaks water, I get right on that and (try to) fix it right away. But the other projects sit untouched, and in some cases, just get worse.

Same with my lawn ... I mow when the grass and neighborhood pride demand that I do. I make time for that. I don't always edge and trim, but I push other things aside to mow. But I still have a few plants I need to replace. I have some lighting that quit working. And there's some broadleaf going viral near an empty tree bed.

I would be much better off if I got on the dormant projects sooner rather than later, but because they can be deferred, they do get deferred.

How's that describe your spiritual life? The glaring, obvious, and emergency situations often get the attention they need, but the stuff that can get deferred gets deferred. And festers. And perhaps gets worse.

What's obvious with my house and lawn is not so obvious with my spiritual house. It seems so simple ... when it's physical weeds and a spot of loose plaster.

This is not to bash you (or me). It's just to remind you of what you already know. I encourage you to take on one of those "deferrable" spiritual issues and address it. Then another.

Our house slowly falls apart if we never address the non-urgent needs.

(image: By User:Vmenkov - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21271510)

Tags: discipleship, repair, maintenance