The call to mediocrity is the call to uniformity. It comes from a place within and without; a whisper of what sounds like contentment and maturity. It is neither contentment or maturity but rather sloth and reason. It has the ring of light and yet is a suffocating darkness that carries the danger of death.
An example of this may be found in the phrase, “So heavenly minded they are no earthly good.” This statement is so empty of truth it should cause our hearts pain. There is no possible way a person could be too heavenly minded.
It may be that a person’s language is religious and their deeds are not moved by their “religious” thoughts. This is not too heavenly minded; it is self absorbed and is likely filled with the sin of pride.
A person who is truly “too” heavenly minded is following the instruction of Jesus to “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness” as well as Paul’s instruction to “Set our mind’s on things above”. These instructions speak to the priority placed on a life given to Christ. There is truly no balance in a life given to Christ. It is a commitment of all.
This imbalanced life should be an obsession with a life of “worshiping in Spirit and in truth” for this is what our Father is looking for. In this a person is committed to a life of living “in spirit”, a communion with the Holy Spirit and a life deeply invested in the scriptures (in truth). Not simply in the reading or study of scripture, but a passionate engagement with them.
Such a life will be marked with conversations that are heavenly focused. Conversations focused upon the will of God that is expressed in heaven and an urgency that these would be manifest in the earth.
Don’t be drawn into another’s complacency. Don’t let rhetoric shape your thoughts or your heart. Let the currents of the Holy Spirit’s moving draw you up where being grounded is a matter of the heart.