Every advancing step I take toward my goal of comfort is yet another retreating step I take away from God’s goal of the impossible.
What’s the opposite of stepping up? Standing still … lying down … becoming a couch potato. …passivity is a disease that robs a man of his purpose while it destroys marriages, ruins families, and spoils legacies. A passive man doesn’t engage; he retreats. He neglects personal responsibility. At its core, passivity is cowardice.
There is a lie that many Christians believe. They believe that if they keep their head down low and stay under the radar, the enemy will think they aren’t that dangerous and will go after another target. In reality, the enemy is a thief. He is an opportunistic thief. If you leave your doors and windows open, he will come in, he will steal and he will destroy. I would imagine he is grateful, in his own twisted way, to those who don’t resist him. He likes passivity.