Bob goes on to say, “Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let’s go do stuff, love people, etc.'”. I think we over-complicate life as Christians. We recoil from terms like “radical” and “on-fire”. Maybe it’s because we fear failure; or we think we can’t live up to the standard we or others set for ourselves. Instead, we settle into a safe, comfortable lifestyle of attending meetings and acquiring knowledge.
I recently began reading Bob’s book—Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World. I like this quote from the book:
I admit that I often feel the tug back to a familiar script for the sake of security. Yet, I dislike, no, it’s more of a fear that I will grow bored of an overly scripted life. Sure predictability brings me a level of comfort. But, for me, it also brings a level of contempt that begs the question, “Is this all there is to life?”.
I am sure many of you think or feel the same way.
I am not writing another article about how we need to live radical lives, because I know many of you shut down when you hear that word. However, I encourage, along with Bob Goff, that we not settle for an ordinary life. I agree with him as he says…”(predictable life scripts) loop us back to where everyone can easily go, not necessarily where we were made to go.”
I am going to stop and invite you to enjoy some more quotes from his book Love Does:
I could keep going, but if these resonate with you, I encourage you to read Love Does.
For me, Bob restates that God is not looking for me or you to be extra-ordinary. He simply wants us to be our ordinary selves fully in love and engaged with Him. The results that come out of that might seem radical or extra-ordinary to some, but really…they aren’t.