Most of life will be spent on the plains. Although the mountains are most exciting and the valleys most devastating, the plains are the most prevalent.
In order to make the most out of life, we have to figure out how to live through the mundane with excellence. How do we steward boredom and the everyday opportunities that might not make our lifetime highlight reel?
The way we steward the plains is the most indicative measure for the character we are developing.
Accepting the value of the plains does not mean resigning ourselves to apathy. Scripture says that one of the most powerful ways to express our faith is by avoiding the world’s call to complacency.
And so, the plains are an opportunity. This particular arena of life presents us with a choice: apathy or integrity. Will we melt into the mundane, giving our hearts to the flesh and the sleepy numbness of complacency? Or will we see each day, each moment as a chance to know God by faith, to love and care for one another, and participate in the Kingdom of Heaven?
All arenas of life are valuable. The plains invite us into consistency, discernment, and renewed patterns. The plains are a fertile testing ground, a place where we can pursue God’s approval by stewarding well the choices before us.