Don’t Run on Empty
December 3, 2019
Today, take a pause and ask yourself if you're rushing through life and running on empty. Too often we all do. When the gas tank in our car is near empty, we get to a gas station and fill it up. So why don't we do the same with our mental/emotional/spiritual tank when we're running on empty? When we find that we're easily frustrated and upset, when everything seems impossibly hard and we're thinking things are never going to change, we're being overwhelmed and need a refill.
So how do you keep your mental/emotional/spiritual tank full today? You can start by reminding yourself that you're not a victim of your circumstances or feelings or thoughts, but you are a victor. The Scripture says, "But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Corinthians 15:57). It says, "For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith" (1 John 5:4). It also says that "we have the mind of Christ" (1 Corinthians 2:16). We can literally think the thoughts of our champion Jesus Christ; we can attach ourselves to His champion mentality. We do this by making sure we're taking time throughout the day to think on things that are "noble…just…pure…lovely…of good report…and praiseworthy" (Philippians 4:8). He has given us His Word to fill our mind and spirit with truth.
Jesus came to give us the abundant life we need to fill our mental/emotional/spiritual tank. God wants you to have everything that Jesus came to give you. Sometimes to fill your spiritual tank is as simple as reminding yourself that you are God's masterpiece…that you're made in His image and character. You're unique. He specifically designed you. You're lacking nothing in Him. You have everything you need to accomplish what He's called you to do. God wants to "strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being" (Ephesians 3:16) so that you are anchored strong and secure in Him. You need to dwell on these truths. Get them into your heart and mind and fill your tank.
You are a champion. You have what it takes to overcome the challenges of life. Take the time to be filled with God's strength.