On a long drive today, I was reminded how our lives are either moving forward, or moving backward. The middle ground doesn’t last long, you eventually succumb to the latter, or decide to take part in the former.
Our world seems to be a battle between the two camps, 1) What can you do for me vs. 2) What can I can do for myself. One points fingers and looks back for reasons to justify what they want to be given, the other camp uses their hands to grab hold of what is in front of them and move forward. The power of momentum in either direction means that you cannot escape this battle.
Our faith is similar. You are either moving toward or away from God, there is no middle ground.