Habits have formed themselves into barriers / partitions built up against the call of God.
There's the pride barrier
There's the undisciplined lifestyle barrier
There's the traditional barrier for some
There's the succumb to temptation barrier
There's the sleep deprivation barrier
There's the weak willed barrier
There's the, “I will get my needs met first barrier”
There's the, “nobody will see me barrier”
And a thousand more. There are habits & mind sets that keep us from doing great things for God, and there are habits that keep us from doing little things for God, too.
In this story, Jesus didn’t call everyone to pass over to the other side with Him, but if He calls you to go to the other side with Him, will you go?
I know from experience that if you don't make up your mind ahead of time, you will fall short at those crucial moments where the rubber meets the road."
Note: You know what I am talking about. Don't wait until your back is against the wall to make up your mind about important issues of life. If you make a hasty and unwise decision because you are on the fence, you might be very disappointed later on.
Excerpt from Other Little Ships by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2016