Running on Empty
I am notorious for driving my car until I absolutely have to fill it up. Even though the indicator late warns me that I’m getting dangerously close to being stranded on the side of the road, I always push it to the limit. Unfortunately I am the same way with my spiritual tank at times. I go through phases in which I drive myself so hard, and so fast that I don’t stop to fill up until I have no other option. And like a car, in the midst of it all, I’m clogging up my fuel line with junk.
You see, if we don’t try to keep our tanks full, we start to have trouble. Or maybe it’s just me. Maybe when my tank is constantly on the brink of being empty I’m the only one who is grouchy, rude, doubtful of God’s goodness, gluttonous, and all the other things I know I shouldn’t be. When I don’t keep myself full on the word of God, prayers for peace and strength, and reminders of where He’s brought me from, I don’t get around life’s obstacles as efficiently as I could.
Now don’t get me wrong. I know it’s hard out there. We get so ‘busy’ with life that we keep going, even though we know we’re going to run out of gas at any moment. But if we’re not careful, we could end up doing some major damage that we could’ve avoided.
Until next time…