Setting the Bar… And Living by It

The school year is off and running. It’s busier than ever, especially now that I’m taking online grad courses.  Sometimes I wish I didn’t tell people I was pursuing a degree in admin because now everyone assumes that I want to be a principal, but in reality I don’t; at least not now. I might in the future. But I still know my place and heart is currently in the classroom with the students. I’m just working on my masters because I’m trying to be obedient to God’s whisper at Youth Camp this past summer. 

Anyways, now that that’s out of the way, it’s time to talk about living up to expectations. What I’m about to say was derived from a conviction I just had about… Fifteen minutes ago in my prayer time. 

I was praying to God and I found myself asking Him to help me to set the bar high in my life and to live by it. And then the Holy Spirit quickly convicted me:  I don’t need to set the bar high. Jesus already set the bar. I just need to live by it. His actions and speech and the way He lived his life around others was and is the prime example of how I should be living my life.  

I’m thankful this morning for convictions like this one. I don’t need to reinvent the wheel. I just need to start driving with the one right in front of me.  

So my question to you is this:  Jesus has set the bar and expectations. How are you measuring up?  How are you measuring up when it comes to…

  • Giving?
  • The words that come out of your mouth?
  • The thoughts you possess?
  • The actions you do?
  • The places you go?
  • The love you have for others?
  • The authorities above you?
  • Your time wth the Father?

Jesus has set the bar… Let’s rise!  

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