I hope 2017 has started off on a good note for you! It certainly has for me! Sadly, my holiday break comes to an end tomorrow and back into the rat race of reality I go! Sigh!
During my time off ( minus the week I was travelling ) I was able to operate on my own schedule. Wake up when I wanted to, eat when I wanted to and so forth. On one particular day, I was hungry! You know when you want something to eat, but you don’t want to cook or prepare anything for yourself? You just want to go to the fridge, pull something out and consume it!
Have you ever done this before? Be honest with me… have you ever gone to look in the fridge and found “nothing” to eat so you closed the fridge. Yet 10 minutes later you return to the fridge once again and begin to rummage around to try to find something to eat and are once again disappointed when you find nothing? Once again you return to the fridge, and grudgingly try to piece together some semblance of a meal but something is always missing? I have to admit I’m guilty of this on a regular basis!
While thinking about this blog post, I began to ponder this very situation and began to relate it to everyday life. Let’s look at the fridge as an analogy for life. If we never go the grocery store and fill up the fridge with new things, how can we expect to find anything to eat? We have to go to the source where we can get food to fill our fridge so our options of consumption are grand!
Such as with life! How many of us keep running back to same way of life and expect different results? Every time things go wrong, we go about fixing things the exact same way? If we keep hanging out with the same people, go to the same places and make the same choices, how can we expect life to give us a different outcome? Just like with a fridge when you need to fill it up, you go the grocery store ( the source) to do just that. With life, in order for things to change you also need to tap into a source and for me that source is Jesus! Jesus comes with things like the Bible ( which is literally a manuscript on how to live life) and the Holy Spirit ( who is a comforter and a protector, think of it like your spiritual conscience!) to help fill you up!
This year It is my hope and desire to see people get out of the refrigerator mindset. Let’s stop digging in the refrigerator and get to the grocery store! Let’s get back to the source!!
Ephesians 4 verses 21 through 24 reads:
21 Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, 22 throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception.23 Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. 24 Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.
As 2017 is now upon us, let’s not go back to the old way of doing things. Do this for me right now… get up and look at yourself in a mirror and make this vow, “I won’t go back to the way I used to be!”
The song, ” I Won’t Go Back” by William McDowell is a perfect reminder of this vow! Take a listen to it down below and have a blessed Monday!