1 Peter 2:11 Beloved, I urge you as foreigners and strangers, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which wage war against the soul. 12 Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God on the day of visitation. (NASB)
You just won a trip to Mexico to see the oldest Mayan city of Chichen Itza, so what do you pack? Depending on the type of person you are, you might be packing items for hot, sunny weather such as bug spray, sunblock, and hats. But most people don’t realize that, around those Mayan cities, the weather changes from day to day. It doesn’t change from hot to cold, but rather from sunny to rainy, and most people are caught unprepared.
I believe that sometimes we are caught unprepared in this world. We do not have the necessary things that we need to survive. We worry about how we look, or we worry about what we can collect for comfort because we want to be comfortable. When we decide to follow God, we are going to do things that we are not comfortable doing, like sharing the Gospel with others or forgiving our enemies, which is not easy or comfortable. We need to want to do what God wants more than our comfort of this world.