November 09, 2021 Pastor Mike

Game of Thrones

Have you ever felt lost? Felt like you were wandering in life? Searching for your reason for existence? Wondering what your purpose in life is all about?

Well you are not alone! It's easy to get lost in the shuffle of life - existing just to get through the day - just to turn around and do it all over again tomorrow. Wash, rinse, repeat. Ugh

That is living in the status quo... the existing state of affairs. Here is the problem with that. When we inhale the status quo - we exhale the mundane.

I don't know about you, but to me mundane is boring. It is the lack of interest or excitement. And it is sinful because it is the "Not Your will but mine be done mentality..."

Yet so many of us live a humdrum existence - Why?

I think it has to do with a throne... and not the porcelain kind. I'm talking about the throne of our heart.  

A throne is a seat in which a monarch sits - elevated above all else. It is a place of power, honor and respect. So back to mundane living...

I'm convinced that so many of us live a mundane life is because we have not voluntarily relinquished the throne of our life. (Abdication)

We play this game of musical chairs... in this case musical thrones... and we challenge Jesus for which one of us is going to be able to sit on the throne.

Unfortunately, when we "win" that challenge, we become the king of our heart - and ultimately we lose. We have effectively rendered ourselves a rebel - with or without a cause... it doesn't matter.

It's only when we relinquish the the throne to Christ that we will begin living a life that has purpose (His/Kingdom). With only 1 throne, there can't be 2 kings!

“For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another.” (Gal. 5:17)

It's time to stop playing the Game of Thrones

Keep on,

Pastor Mike