If you’re going on a long car trip, it’s wise to fill up your tank with gas before you go lest you run out of gas on the way.
Some road trips have frequent gas station stops, and one doesn’t worry about finding enough gas while driving. But there are stretches of road in wilderness areas where gas stations are hard to find. One must plan to be sure they have enough gas to get to the next destination.
The same rule applies to traveling through our days. We need to be sure there is enough “gas in our tank” to get through the day successfully. The “gas in our tank,” is spiritual inspiration.
If we start our day on a full tank of gas, it’s likely we get much further with good results.
Some types of activities allow for frequent “gas stops,” where one can stop what they are humanly doing and solely focus on God’s presence for a few minutes to remember what is true and what is not true. But some activities might become like wilderness areas where stops for gas are infrequent. To get through those wilderness moments, one needs to enter them with a full tank of gas!
Be wise. Plan ahead! Be fair to yourself. Start your day on a full tank of gas.
Set sufficient time aside to get super quiet with God, to pray in earnest, study and learn about God, and gain new fresh insight that inspires. Enter your day with abounding spiritual inspiration, confidence, and strength.
Run on a full gas tank!