Habakkuk 2:1 I will stand at my watch post; I will remain stationed on the city wall. I will keep watching, so I can see what He says to me and know how I should answer when he counters my argument.
I will stand my watch post! This verse was preached this last Sunday at church. I have really thought about the verse. This is my job. To stand my watch post. To not fall asleep. To remain active and alert so as the thief cannot come in and overtake my territory.
When we become inactive, or asleep, things start to creep into our lives. We do not notice the little "oks". It's ok to watch this tv show. It's ok to watch this movie. The lyrics to this song are ok. It's ok just this once. When we stop our watch and become inactive we allow the thief a chance to break in. Cracks start to form in our wall. As a crack starts, if it is not taken care of, it will get larger. Sardis had cracks in their wall that remained un-taken care of and became so large a man could fit through. The city was overtaken not just once but twice in the night because of being "asleep".
I will stand my watch post! Over my life, my house, my job, everything. In order to not fall asleep I have to remain active. I have to stay in the word. I have to stay in prayer, "I will keep watching, so I can see what He says to me". I have to be alert. The thief is waiting for me to fall asleep. He is waiting for me to leave my cracks unattended.
I will stand my watch post!