We all know what it is to run out of something, be it money or even something as simple as salt while cooking.
In the same way, we can run out of energy, idea, motivation and so on. If we’re not constantly refilling our stock, we might run out more frequently. And when you run out of stock, you get stuck!
When we run out of motivation for example, the result is usually painful. We become moody, grumpy, lethargic, despondent, and if care is not taken, depression sets in.
What’s the antidote to running out? Very simple: Constant refilling.
Here’s a question for you: What is your source of strength? From where do you get your energy, motivation? What is your primary source of power? Where do you get ideas for what you do? What inspires you?
There’s a fundamental principle in life: The source of a thing is its sustenance. If you’re not constantly connecting with your source, you might soon run out; it’s a matter of time.
For some people, it is reading; for others it might be going to church, gym, movies, walking, exercises, meeting up and chatting with new people, traveling, long road trip or a combination of these. The list is endless. Each one must know where their strength lies; and once known, you need to make it a habit of regularly connecting.
For Jesus, it is spending time with the Father. No wonder the Bible recorded:
But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed (Luke 5:16).
The key word for me there is “often.” Once you find yours, make it a habit. Make it often!