Have you taken noticed to the start process for each new tech gadget and app? The gadget are boxed with a nifty set of instructions. Every app has to be installed, verified, screened for authenticity. Once properly installed, we sit waiting for the gadget or app to load. The icon comes up with a message it’s loading, loading, loading. Then finally, it is ready.
We’re like those gadgets and applications. We also came with instructions, and we were installed to do the Master’s work. Since our initial installation, and upgrades we’ve been loading, loading, loading. Here’s the question of the day, are you ready to launch? Ready to be used by God? Ready to fully implement the upgraded version of you?
“God who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord who is faithful.” 1 Corinthians 1:9 The promises of God are true, and can never, ever fail. Our initial installation may have been a bit rocky. We may have been buffering, sputtering trying to get re-connected to the main power source. But despite our shaky start-up, God has been true to his word. He provided everything for our successful launch.
Stop loading and load. “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:5 You can do it! You can be it! With each upgrade, old data must be renewed or removed to complete each assignment. Need more wisdom – God gives it liberally to the person who asks for it. We have not, because we ask not. Check the instructions. Feel uncertain – God said He would never leave nor forsake us. Check the instructions. God told Joshua to be “Be strong and very courageous“, and as He was with Moses so He would be with him. God was with Joshua, Moses, David, Ruth, Deborah, Mary, and the Apostle Paul, and He will be with you. It’s in the instructions.
Our instructions are clear and powerful. The authoritative word of God – The Bible provides all the data for correcting faulty wiring (our thinking), and repairing damage done by years of false starts. Paul wrote, “God did not give us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love and a sound mind.” Our internal wiring is connected to the direct power source, and it is always on. That power, love and sound mind can defeat any giant or an army of Amalekites. God is our very present help. He is our failsafe. It’s in the instructions.
Everything needed to properly launch is available and ready for use. Everything! There is a whole world waiting for the 2013 version of you. So stop loading and LOAD.