This morning driving to the airport at 630 am, we hit some congestion on
the expressway. Too much congestion results in a clog, kinda like a
toilet does. When lanes get clogged, no one can pass, and people beep
their horns. People are impatient and selfish, not letting anyone merge.
Accidents create bigger messes on an already clogged or congested
expressway due to impatience or a lack of focus.
I am reminded
in this season of my life that the only thing that really “clogs” or
congests the flow of the spirit of God in my own life is simply, me.
When I get distracted or start thinking on self, I begin to “clog” or
stop what God could be doing in me. I believe that he is constantly at
work within me and working all things out for good as I continue to love
him and obey him. I am reminded that my focus must remain on him. If I
don’t spend time with him or put him first, my alarms bells go off. They
are the things I detect in me that aren’t my norm. I can get selfish,
short with people, lose my focus, or feel discouraged.
this picture of a beautiful toilet. In fact it is perfectly clean, fish
tank and all. I was thinking, No way does a toilet stay clean…. or
does it? When we tend to our heart and our lives, there is no room for
it to get congested or clogged. What if our tank, or our lives, looked
like this? What would our conversations be, how would we respond to
circumstances or people. What if our mind didn’t get distracted by the
good looking man driving next to you? Well for one, you wouldn’t have an
accident or fender bender and clearly, you can say good bye to all
conversation going 60 miles an hour with wind between 2 windows. But in
all reality, there is so much around us hungry for our attention. It
could be a good looking co-worker, or it could be the agenda or the to
Regardless, we need to tend to our toilet. We need to tend
to our lane. We need to tend to our heart. It is the dwelling place of
the Holy Spirit in our lives. When our heart is clogged, it blocks the
move of God in our lives.