I am mechanically challenged. I seem to break machines, utilities, etc. more than fix them. I am a nuisance to any friend that is a mechanic. My cars seem to always have an engine light on. And most recently, an occasional airbag light blinking – 2 long, 2 short, gap, gap, repeat. It only does that about once a week. Next inspection, I will have to time the off days to make sure that’s when I take it in.
Now I can Google with the best of ’em – but that’s not always so good. It’s like going to a doctor and telling them your problem because of WebMD. Now there is nothing wrong with WebMD, but many people seem go to extremes and think that life is short because of a bump on their head or that every insect bite is terminal. And with every headache, they say “It’s a Tumor” in their best Arnold Schwarzenegger accent. And no, I am not talking about my anxiety driven wife – well, not mostly.
So when it comes to cars, I let the light ride and check with a knowledgeable specialist at a leisurely rate. I have been known to cover the light up and turn the radio up so to not hear the engine noise. Hey, I admitted I am mechanically challenged – remember.
However, too many people do the same thing with their spiritual life. They ignore warning signs. They try to drown out the problem with noise, busy-ness, even church work. But we need to go to the source daily – get into the owner’s manual, spend time with Him, and let His Word enrich, equip, empower, and edify.
Stop ignoring the warning signs – cars can be replaced, but your life here on earth has only opportunity to be the best for Him. Don’t waste it – no do overs!
Till tomorrow – Todd