SHE goes to the source
I would like to start this blog with a moment of silence to the 3 replacement phones I had between 2015-2018.
*moment of silence*
Now that’s out of the way. I would like to talk about the troubled life of my 3rd and former phone. When I first bought it, I loved it! Although it wasn't the beloved iPhone, it took the best pictures and allowed me to mix business with pleasure, social media with reading work emails all in one slender device.
However, it didn’t take long for my phone to start deteriorating right before my eyes.
First, my apps took forever to fully load the graphics. Then, I started getting dropped calls, missed calls and text messages, and my speaker feature would work for 3 consecutive phone calls and then stopped working all of a sudden.
By the end of its life, I could no longer use my flash on my camera, pictures would not send or be downloaded, and worst of all my battery life lasted approximately 2-3 hours if I barely used it. Otherwise, any “excessive” use of any apps or phone calls plunged my batter from 100% to 20% within an hour. In retrospect, I realized that I had slowly killed it over time.
As you know, any new phone is given a company issued charger when you purchase it.
However, my cords always frayed because of the rubbing and bending of my phone use. So inevitably, I was forced to by another charger within 4 months.
I also happen to be cheap in the area of technology, so when I look at the price for a company-issued charger and a generic brand, I without a doubt grab the generic half-priced charger.
Every time I charged my phone with my generic charger, I got a message on my screen that read “you're not using the original charger, please re-connect to charge faster." I charged my phone overnight and I wasn’t concerned with the speed of the charge, so I turned my phone off and went to bed.
This happened every day for 2.5 years.
Every night I plugged my phone into a generic source to be charged. Although, on the outside my phone was fully charged, it was actually destroying the battery internally over time.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
God has given each one of us gifts that are to be used for His divine purpose: to bring Him Glory. When we accept Him into our lives, He grants us a complimentary charger which is shown in the different 'aha' moments in our lives when we feel like we are doing exactly what we were gifted to do.
Maybe it’s singing or creating music.
Teaching or preaching.
Handling financial matters or taking care of your family.
Most can describe what gifts they have. Out of the most, some could even say what they are using the gifts for.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE OPERATE USING GENERIC SOURCES?
When we don’t use our gifts for His kingdom, we may feel successful and fully charged on the inside, but overtime we notice our internal thoughts and attitudes slowing weaken. It will feel like something is missing.
When God created you with all the talents and abilities you have, it wasn’t intended to glorify man, but Him. When we don’t plug into the things that God had intended us to use to bring Him glory, we will often find ourselves artificially charged. Fully equipped but without direction. That is because God never intended His gifts to be used outside of Him.
What generic sources are you connected to?