My laptop needed to be updated and for this to take place, I had to connect it to an external power source. Once I connected my laptop, the update began. However, there was a message on the screen during the update that warned me not to unplug the laptop from the external power source during the process. If I unplugged from the power source, the update would be hindered, and I would have to start the process all over.
Each time I turned on my computer, the invitation to update was there. However, I kept hitting the option to postpone it for another time because I didn’t want to be inconvenienced. I wanted to get to work right away on my laptop. However, if I kept hitting postpone, I ran the risk of compromising the quality of my computer and its ability to do what it was created to do! The process of the update was needed, and it took time. I had to be patient and let it run its course.
You already know where I am going with this don’t you? My question to you is, are you connected to God, the ultimate power source? You connect with God by daily spending time with him through reading the word, prayer, and obedience. You can’t update yourself without being connected to Him. Some of us skip that connection with God and feel that the best way to be “updated” is to work hard to get more money, pursue the perfect relationship and perfect body, or read self-help books and rub shoulders with people in power. I must be frank and tell you, THAT AINT THE ANSWER HONEY! Don’t keep on hitting the postpone button, don’t let life distract you from connecting to God. When you are disconnected from Him, the quality of who you were created to be is greatly compromised. Be patient with all the updates God is trying to download in your spirit, don’t unplug from God because that hinders and halts the process. No power source, no update, no way around it.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5