Groundhog Day Christians – reliving the same Christian questions over and over again

This was an idea that came up as we looked through Romans 12. Paul describes Christians as those who, through offering their lives and being transformed by the renewing of their mind, they would know God’s will.
Some Christians though, never seem to plod their way towards this (aren’t we all plodding towards this?!) There are some who are still thinking though the same issues they were thinking through years ago. They are still making the same silly mistakes they made at uni. Again and again they fall into the trap of taking on a new career, just because the pay was good, and now they’re realising that it’s taking more time away from ministry and family and evangelism. They commit to things with their kids, and only realise later that it means they need to cut their growth group attendance – just like they did when they were at uni – and they vowed never to make that mistake again.
It’s like they’re baby Christians making baby Christians decisions year after year after year. They still haven’t made efforts to tell their non-Christian friends about Jesus, they still haven’t started giving, they still haven’t made personal bible reading a priority.
So, we keep teaching the bible, prayerfully. Hoping the spirit will transform their mind and help them be living sacrifices who know their father’s will.