“Go Big or Go Home”
It’s a phrase and a mindset that has permeated our culture.
In a world of “Extreme Home Makeover” and “Biggest Loser,” we honor and acclaim those who take great measures to achieve a desired goal.
Except when it comes to Christians.
Followers of Christ who are fully committed to live for Him are often derided by such phrases as “holier than thou,” “radical”, “too heavenly-minded to do any Earthly good” and the ever-popular “Jesus Freak.”
Even when they do good, they can be accused of being “generous to a fault” as if somehow giving things away condemns them.
But Scripture tells us that giving our all for Him is not only good, it’s entirely proper; it’s what we should do. After all, He gave everything for us.
So living a life totally committed to Christ is not exceptional, it should be normative for those who call themselves Christians.
And giving everything to Him, sacrificing our all, is not radical, it’s reasonable.
In fact, it’s the only sensible thing to do.