How well do we wait? We have all heard that Christ is going to return one day. But are we watching for that day and are we ready for that when it comes? Looking at Luke 21:25-38 we see this verse:
“Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap;
Luke 21:34 NASB
Waiting is hard. No one likes waiting and we all want to see the things that we are waiting for come about. Still, Christ cautions us that we are going to be tempted with some specific temptations while we wait. We’re going to be tempted to focus on distractions such as the dissipation and drunkenness. Will we focus ourselves and our time on things that are self-satisfying and self-pleasing? The other temptation is to worry. Are we waiting for the return of Christ in a way that we can be proud of the way we are waiting?
Christ’s return is an exciting event and we have an opportunity to wait in anticipation. Don’t miss out on the blessing by using this waiting time to focus on ourselves, instead of the one we are waiting for.