So I’m prepping for that power breakfast of whey protein, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, almond milk, Mrs. Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar (really good for you) and a shot of BCAA’s.Don’t ask.A little overkill. Then God downloads this analogy contrasting a corroded car battery and life. Where did that come from? Rhetorical question.Holy Spirit!
The world will beat you up from day one. If it’s not the wounds inflicted by those that influence you most in life, it’s all the stuff that you can’t control. From genetics to other people’s choices.It’s the body shots that day in and day out will tend to wear us down. It just corrodes our contacts.Like a 10 year old battery, you get dirty, rusty and calloused. Pitting on what was once a clear, smooth contact point. We get tainted by the road salt and dust coming into our grill. We sputter in our ability to get the engines of life ready to hit the road each day. Our career, our family, our relationships, but what suffers most is our faith. We lose hope and drift. Eventually, the engine won’t even start. As God looks into our lives it’s hard to tell just what we stand for and what our life purpose really is.
Well, that’s the bad news. The good news is that “His mercies are new every morning.” It may very well take the application of a wire brush, scrubbing those contacts, for our lives to have the impact that God intended us to have.For me, the greatest growth came when that painful application of God’s disciplining and cleansing love was scrubbed into my life. It is painful and there is no way around it.
How are you going to respond to God’s loving intervention into areas of our lives that need to be exposed and “brushed” clean? Will you retreat or charge ahead, looking to act on your faith, living in your calling and seeking the best that God has for you and those you come in contact with? Those contact points need to be clean and under the direction of the Holy Spirit. Lay it all down. Go to the foot of the cross and receive the grace, love and direction that He wants to provide. Every day, all day.
The next time your car won’t start and you discover that your battery has lost its power, recall that the contact points of our lives are under the awesome refining of our Father and He is the ultimate power source.The wire brush that keeps us focused and centered will provide the clean contacts to Light up the World with God’s calling. Live with Purpose, God’s purpose.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Steve Adams, Business & Life Coach