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July 5, 2017

Draining and Fueling

 

As I type this morning I am on cup of coffee number three. I had the opportunity to speak this past weekend at Journey and I spoke on recharging our batteries. I posed two questions: What drains you? What fuels you? Every one of us have relational, physical, emotional, and spiritual batteries that are in the constant process of being drained and recharged. The best way for us to be effective in living the life God has designed for us to live is figuring out the things that are unhealthy drainers of our energy and figuring out the most effective ways to stay recharged.



Philippians 4:8-9
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

 

In the above scripture, the Apostle Paul writes about the importance of what we think about. God created us with incredible imaginations. God created us to be able to dream, to be able to process things, to literally be able to see images in our mind. I believe the most influential factor in whether we are being drained or being fueled is based on the places we allow our thoughts to go.

 

If my thoughts are full of faith, hope, and love, etc… then the result will be peace and rest. I will be fueled to be able to accomplish the things that God puts before me. 

If my thoughts are filled with worry, bitterness, resentment, offense, etc… I will be drained. My relationships will suffer. My faith will suffer. My health will suffer. Ultimately, I won’t be effective in being the person God has created me to be. 



 

As you go through the day, pay attention to your thoughts. Learn to identify whether they are healthy or unhealthy. Ask yourself if they are draining you or fueling you. 



 

Have a blessed week and we’ll see you on Sunday!



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