‘ Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.’
– 1 Corinthians 10:12-13
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Once upon a time, there was an interesting driver named Pablo.
Pablo drives a pretty aging car but does not like checking the dashboard to see the indicators. As you know, the dashboard has sets of indicators that give information to the driver on the state of critical parts of the car like fuel level, engine oil gauge, speed, etc.
When asked why he does not like checking the dashboard, he said ‘It’s because I don’t want to have a panic attack. The indicator lights get me scared and worried so I’ll rather drive till the car stops, then find out what’s wrong and get it fixed. After all, what will be will be.’
What Pablo does not know is that the indicators on the dashboard are to help save him from embarrassment, sudden stops, the cycle of disappointments, and even fatalities.
Unfortunately, there is a ‘Pablo’ tendency in so many of us believers today, we live without paying attention to the dashboard in so many phases of life; health, finance, career, investments, family, and most especially life in the spirit.
We go go go; active in ministry, work hard in career pursuit, chase business interests, attend to other people’s needs, and more activities but often never take care of ourselves. So much performance, and little time for reflection.
For a check, when last was your prayer point about sincerely seeking the mind of God and not just asking for more ‘breakthroughs’?
The saying, ‘where there is a will, there is a way’ applies to us when money is at stake but in spiritual matters, we procrastinate and say things like, ‘God is not that hard’ or ‘We can always do it another time’.
Want to check your life dashboard indicator, ask yourself any of the following questions:
Do I pray less often than I use to do?
Do I read my Bible daily or once in a while?
Is the Bible becoming less preferred than other books?
How much time do I spend on personal entertainment and personal agenda compared to time with God?
I urge you therefore to pause and reflect on your activities and actions.
2 Peter 1: 5-11 is a great read, Vs 10-11 encourages us;
‘ Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; 11 for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.’
Today, allow the Holy Spirit to re-focus and re-adjust your heart where need be, it will save you from the heartache of frustration and the cycle of defeats.
Stop and take a look at the indicators in your life and relationships, don’t take things for granted or get burnt out.
God’s investment in you is too precious to be wasted, don’t do a Pablo.
LET US PRAY:
Dear Lord, set my heart on fire for you. Send a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit to my church, my city, and my nation. We need another revival like the great awakenings of past generations. Do it again, Lord.
Let the book of Acts be repeated in my lifetime. Unleash the full force of Pentecost, and let me be a part of it. I don’t want to be a spectator in this movement. I want to be in the very middle of it! Let my heart burn with the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and let me carry that fire everywhere You send me.
In Jesus’ Name, I pray Amen.