Henry David Thoreau determined famously that, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” That is such a mournful declaration in general but is even more painful if it is applied, and is true, for those who profess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Is it possible for someone to be “saved” and a true disciple and follower of Jesus yet still be living a life that is far less than their Savior intends? The answer of course is “yes”! What does a life of quiet desperation look like? Just a few of the symptoms might be chronic or enduring: