Sometimes I wake up in the morning ready to crush the day. The to-do list is organized, I have a plan, that plan serves the greater purpose of my life, and I am excited to get after it. Then there are the other ones. The days when I wake up and am immediately ready to go back to bed. I’m ready to be done with the day before it starts. Those days typically have my mind racing with more things to do that I can possibly accomplish and a questioning in my spirit as to whether or not those tasks even matter. Those are the days I look at and think, I just don’t have it today.
Have you ever been there? Sitting at your desk or table staring at a blank screen or mindlessly scanning Facebook with that voice in the back of your head saying, “You just don’t have it today.” I’m willing to bet we all have. So what do we do when we just don’t have it? What do we do when our energy is running low and the voices of doubt and fear are too loud to drown out? We have to look at the truth, we never had it to begin with. Our flesh isn’t enough. Sure, we can operate in our own power for a short season but just like all of our electronic devices, eventually, we will run out of power. We’ll run out of hustle and we’ll run out resolve. While that may sound discouraging, it’s actually quite exciting. Take a look at what scripture says…
“For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.”
2 Corinthians 4:6-7
What a relief! I don’t have to have “it” all the time. I’m not solely responsible for the weight of the world that I have placed on my own shoulders. That’s not the message of Jesus. Our purpose, our power, our passion, and our energy should all come from Jesus. It should come from Christ living in us and shining through us. So what do we do on the days when we don’t have it? We go to Him and get it. We ask for a renewal of His power in us. We spend time in His presence. We reconnect to the source and let him refuel and recharge us. So, carve out some time today to rest in his presence, to reconnect to the source, and then walk in the power that is His and not your own.