Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Is your power cord broken?


I recently got my laptop back from being fixed – grateful it was just the power cord. Phew!





Did I say 'just'???

It’s a quick, cheap, $30 fix. But no matter how expensive the laptop is, and how intricate the capabilities of it, it’s rendered ‘useless’ without power.

It sits all pretty on the desk … but its capabilities are paralyzed.





Frozen.
Paused.

I think of all the abilities and capabilities we have lying around dormant –
being unused…
because our ‘power cord’ needs to be fixed.

Certain functions and God given talents can only be unleashed by His power.

No other cord will do.

Just like we could try and borrow someone else’s laptop power cord that wasn’t designed for our specific computer --
we tend to borrow all kinds of power that the world offers us.

The ‘Power’ of Positive Thinking.
The Law of Attraction.
The Self Help Movement.

The. List. Goes. On.
The only power designed to charge you up is from The Designer Himself.

The God of the Universe.

And unless we plug into Him, we will never function the way He intended us to.

As I was just using my laptop, I was getting agitated because there seemed to be a delay.


I would give it a command --
longggggg delay…

then finally it would do what I wanted. (Frustrating!)

How often am I like that???

God gives me a command --
longggggg delay,

then FINALLY I do what He wanted.

Sigh.

Matthew 4:20 says, “They immediately left their nets and followed Him.”

(They didn’t call their Mama, didn’t check their horoscope, never contemplated or even scratched their head…IMMEDIATELY!)

No delay.



In what specific ways are you trying to get power from sources that aren’t capable of recharging your spiritual batteries? No wonder you are exhausted, you are slowly being drained…and just like your computer or your phone, nothing functions quite as well without a fully charged battery. Plug into the only reliable Power Source, the One who designed you and knows how you run best. Who are we to argue?





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