Halfway never is … go all inEver notice, as a child, when you had to share something, your portion seemed smaller than the other? No matter how precise one tried to be, it just never seemed like half.
By: Pastor Mark Holmes, Superior Telegram
Ever notice, as a child, when you had to share something, your portion seemed smaller than the other? No matter how precise one tried to be, it just never seemed like half.
The same is true with concessions that agree to meet us halfway. They just never seem to go far enough, or they require us to go too far.
Laurence J. Peter once said: “The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance.”
In my experience, concessions are like a $5 bill; they always appear larger when they are given than when received.
Jesus did not say much about concessions. He was an “all in” kind of man. However, if you had to concede anything, He told us to go more than halfway. We should go the extra mile. Give not just our coat, but add your shirt for good measure. Do not return punch for punch, but turn your other cheek. After all, it is far better to give than to receive.
We play the concession game with God when we say, “God I will do this if you do that.” The slice we offer Him is always far smaller than what we expect to receive. Yet, God accepts our limited proposals while providing the greater return.
Whatever the offer, God’s expectations remain the same for us go us — go all in. Refuse the half-way thing.
In return, you will receive a far larger slice than you could ever imagine.