Living on Auto Pilot

Well, I made it to work this morning. On the other hand – I. Have. No. Earthly. Idea. How. I. Got. Here.

I have no clue. I can’t remember the hour-long drive. Not a bit of it until I made it downtown and was parking. So basically, I made it here but the grace of God and autopilot. I was so wrapped up in my own thoughts that I didn’t CONSCIOUSLY drive here. Lucky for me, my body and brain took over. Which leads to this question…

HOW OFTEN DO WE LIVE OUR LIVES ON AUTOPILOT?

That is –

How often do we find ourselves just living from one day to the next? Making ends meet? Making sure children are fed, beds are made, dinner is cooked, work is completed? But are we really living? No matter what you spend your days doing, you are serving a purpose. But are you being intentional about it? Are you making sure to keep yourself “fed” and satisfied while you do much for others?

The old adage is true – you can’t pour from an empty cup. Or rather, you can pour, but what comes out will be watery, tasteless, ineffective. We’ll be pouring out water instead of the wine God has given us the potential to manifest (if this sounds like a crazy analogy, read John 2:1-11).

I don’t know about you, but I prefer to pour out something a little more vigorous.

So, take care of you. Get off of autopilot and be a little more intentional about your choices and how you invest your time. And, if you’re still on autopilot, the good thing is that God in all of his infinite wisdom and grace will ensure that you reach your destination (relatively) unharmed.

Check out my favorite verse and His promise to do us no harm – Jeremiah 29:11. Things may not be easy, but the hardships we encounter on the journey serve only to strengthen us. So grateful He never gives us more than we can bear.

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