Have you been nursing your manuscript all year? Have you decided to wait until the economy picks up before your submit your WIP to a publisher? Or are you spending more time blogging and posting book reviews, because you get a chance to communicate with those in Christian publishing before you finally get your book published? Or --real talk here-- or are you comfortable with not changing the way you write, they way you act, the measure of your faith?
In Isaiah God sent Isaiah to speak to the tribe of Judah. He wanted them to know that their way of life and where they lived was about to change for their better. But they refused the move. They had grown comfortable living in a secular world. They had learned how to adapt. They had learned how to interpret the coolest slang, sing with the hottest melody, dress in the latest fashion, and disquise God's word to survive. They had become accepted, more than survived...they lived better. Truth: they had grown comfortable with placing their hope in the wrong place and the wrong God - mediocrity, lukewarm faith, excuseville. They didn't want to do anything new.
They had become me.