A few minutes ago I noticed my phone needed to be recharged. I inserted the charger into the phone and wall outlet. I didn’t see the little lightening bolt display letting me know the phone was in charge mode. So I moved the whole operation to another outlet. And another. Still no lightening bolt. Then I had the bright idea to check the charger I was using. I’d accidentally chosen my Bluetooth charger rather than the phone charger. In short, I’d chosen the wrong power source.
My little mistake reminds me of times when I choose the wrong power source for my life. Sometimes I rely too much on the opinions of others. Sometimes I dwell on my stresses and worries instead of turning them over to God. In fact, I’ve had a little headache for the past three days. It’s stemmed from clenching my jaw when I’ve slept. Again, I’ve chosen the wrong power source (worry)!
The Sermon on the Mount is one of my favorite Bible passages. And here’s one of my favorite scriptures from that passage:
Matthew 6:25-27 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
I felt silly when I discovered I’d used the wrong charger for my phone. But it was the gentle wake up call I needed. I feel better already.