We all know what it’s like.
Your phone dies – right in the middle of some important event while you’re snapping photos, or when you really need to make a call or check a message!
Now you search for an outlet. And if you don’t have your charger with you, you frantically ask everyone within earshot if they have the same charger you need.
Once found, you are literally attached to that outlet if you want to use your phone. You have to let it recharge before you can be mobile once more.
As I pondered this thought over the weekend, I related it to our spiritual lives.
God is the source of our strength. He is the outlet into whom we must connect. His Word and time with Him are how we recharge our souls. This is where we as believers gain peace, perspective and power.
My cousin Nikki and I were recently speaking about the way we “recharge.” We realized that people are different in that some recharge when they are alone, and others recharge by being with like-minded loved ones. But, whether you prefer alone time or time with others to gain back your strength when you are depleted, the truth remains that your “charge” can only come from The Source, God Himself.
All of this made me realize two truths.
If your battery drains, your device is worthless until you can plug it in to recharge it.
If you leave your device plugged into the outlet constantly, you can’t take it with you.
The same is true for us.
If we run ourselves ragged and never take the time to recharge from The Source, we are basically no good to anyone. We have no energy or power left to put into service, our loved ones, or ourselves. We are depleted. Even if our days are filled to the rim with “good” activities, if we don’t take that time for ourselves to refill, we will eventually shut down.
I think a lot of people fall into this category. Eventually they reach a breaking point.
I also believe that some Christians spend so much time inside a church building, and only surrounding themselves with people just like them, that they live in a bubble and perhaps become just as useless as the ones who run ragged with no charge at all. These are the people who never unplug from the wall and never get out into the world that God called us to love.!
To find the best, most efficient and complete way for YOU to recharge.
Absolute quiet? Reading the Word? Listening to music? Find what works best for you and make time for it.
Then, remember to unplug and get out into the world to share your God-given power, passion and peace.
Don’t be like the device that dies with no way to recharge, OR the device that remains in one place attached to the wall!
1 Peter 4:11
If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.