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Sunday Edition: Heading off on a trip with a cell phone with half a charge…

December 10, 2012

Posted in: Blog, Personal, Professional, Promise, Sunday Edition

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Sunday Edition is my blog post where I “go God” on my readers. If you don’t believe in God, or you’re mad at God, or you think God is mean, or unfair, or whatever, you are free to check out of this blog – that’s OK. I think Sunday is the day when you can take advantage of a day that is designed by God to be set aside, to think, to rest, and recharge.  And that’s what I want to talk about today.

This week was nuts crazy, probably much like your week. With trying to get the Cup reopened, working with my clients during my day job, juggling home, family, kids, school schedules, the pace seems to be never-ending.

Running out the door to head off to Lincoln to grab supplies late this week, I ran through my checklist of things that needed to be done and things that I knew I had to bring with me on the quick trip: cash, wallet, checks, returns, lists, my cell phone – and I almost forgot – the cell phone charger.  I was driving the Honda and my charger was in the GMC.  I knew that I was going to be on the phone with clients during the drive, so it was critical that I had enough power to last during the calls that I had to make.  How many times have you hopped in another car, headed down the road only to realize that you have less than half a charge on your cell phone?  You have calls and miles to make and only half the power to last the entire trip – you know that feeling, right? Then as you see the little meter on the phone drop one notch at a time, you get to that last little green bar, that’s now red and you kind of panic – you think about buying another charger at Wal-Mart, or make your calls or texts with a warning – “my phone’s about dead”. Heading out into the trip with half a charge and no way to recharge is a mistake, and I’ve done it, more than once, and I swear I’ll never do it again, but I forget in the rush of life to remember that which I promised I would never do again and I do it again anyway.

How many of us, right now, are looking to head into this upcoming week and we’re barely half-charged and there’s no charger that we can find to boost our spiritual battery?

The truth is, God wants you to look to Him for your recharge. Promises are thick in Scripture about renewing your hope, changing your perspective, forgiving others – even forgiving yourself.  You have a source available to you to plug into that is always available regardless if you’re in the GMC or the Honda.

What I’ve done is to create a PDF that I downloaded onto my phone that I can flip through those promises from God Himself.  When I head out into the day, or when my day starts to suck, or go off the rails, I look at them, pray them and thank God that He actually cared enough to send them my way.

If you want a copy of that PDF, email me and I’ll shoot them over to you, too.

Have a week that you and God intended – a week that is purposeful, meaningful and valuable to you and to others.

See you this week.  Stop in and see Jeff on Monday morning, Shelli’s in Monday afternoon.  I’m in and out all week.

 

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