Have you ever started preparing a meal and discovered you have had your pan on the wrong burner? Once again I found myself wondering how in the world I didn’t notice sooner that nothing was happening in my pot that should be boiling any moment. As I reached for the handle it was very hot to the touch but the rest was not. That’s when I realized I had turned on the wrong burner and proceeded to increase the temperature as required only to succeed in heating the handle not the contents. After rectifying the problem I moved on to the next item of importance. But as I looked back at the stove with my hand still stinging from grabbing the piping hot handle, I thought “isn’t that just like life.” I wake up each morning with a basic plan and focus to spend my time and energy according to what I think is most important. Then I’m off and running. The next thing I know I’ve turned on the wrong burner! My energy is not directed where it is required to accomplish the necessary tasks for the day. Can you relate? I also thought of how quickly these “wrong burner days” can easily become weeks, months and sometimes years if I don’t seek daily guidance from the Lord on how to spend my time and energy He has given to me. His word tells me that He has “created me for good works” that He has prepared for me (Ephesians 2:10). I don’t want to focus my time and energy into a burner that isn’t warming His prepared task for me. In order to put the right amount of energy and focus into each burner I have to seek Him first.
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”
Be Alert~ Stay Strong~ Pray Always
Shared previously with Planting Roots
Can I get an amen if you can relate???