August 21, 2020

60. No Need To Run on Fumes

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Episode 60


But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

2 Corinthians 12:9


Friday!! Who’s ready for the weekend? I know I am. 


Who else pushes their car to the E line? Do you wait for it to start flashing at you? I know I am guilty of this! I have only run out of gas one time, and I was already parked at the house, so I don’t have any traumatic memories of pushing my car alone in the middle of the street, but there was that one time when I was a kid. I have one memory of helping my father do the same, so who knows, maybe I got this bad trait from him. 


Whenever this topic comes up in conversation, some people cringe, and others truly speak the same language. Admit it you’re either the person who pushes it, or you’re the kind that refills when you have half a tank. 


But how many of us know that is the worst thing we can do for our cars. Running low on gas is not of good quality. It affects the life of the car. One time? No big deal, but prolonged neglect of putting gas in your car can cost you a lot of money in repairs down the line. 


The same thing happens to us. When we run on empty, we stop praying; we stop celebrating; we stop being present. We are irritated, ungrateful, and we can’t see the blessings in our life. It starts to feel like “it will always be this way” and start saying things like, “when is my big break coming.” 


This verse is a gift. It’s a reminder. When we are weak, he is strong. There is no one else in the world that can help you the way he can. It allows us to change the narrative. Instead of saying, “when is my big break coming” we can confidently say, “I know this was a long week, but my God is good. He is making way for me, and while I am in the waiting, I will stay grateful, I will stay engaged, I will look for blessings in every day because my God is powerful.” 


So let us boast in our weakness like this verse says! Let the world know that even when you are tired, weak, had a rough day, a bad week at work, or are in the middle of what seems to be like the worst season of your life, God is good. God is powerful. God is in control. God has the ability to see you through every situation. Give it to him! 



Father God, thank you! Thank you for carrying our burdens. Thank you for fighting out battles. Thank you for taking a week’s worth of stress and removing it from our lives. We give it all to you. When we are weak, we know we are strong. We know you are working. We honor and love you. We ask for a blessed weekend. It is in your Holy name that we pray, Amen!

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