Step Towards Transformation
Life is lived one day at a time, and the way to prepare for tomorrow is to live at your very best today. Whether you want to further your career or change some bad habits, if you’ll do what you know to do today, God will help you get to where you need to be tomorrow.
Don’t fall into the trap of thinking, When my boss recognizes my talent, then I will start doing my best work, or, As soon as I get another job, then I will be happy, or perhaps, When my children grow up, then I can pursue my dreams. No, don’t put your life on hold until the big moment; start living today because every day lived well is one day closer to accomplishing your dreams. Start pouring in what you have and doing what you know to do, and God will use it for your good.
There’s an old story about a traveler who hiked for many miles across the desert mountains. His water supply was gone, and he knew that if he didn’t find water soon, he would surely die. In the distance, he noticed an abandoned cabin and hoped to find some water there. Once he made it to the cabin, he discovered an old well. There was a tin can tied to the pump with a note inside that read:
This water pump is in working condition, but the pump needs to be primed in order for the water to come out. Under the white rock, I buried a jar of water out of the sun. There’s enough water in the jar to prime the pump, but not if you drink any first. When you are finished, please fill the jar and put it back as you found it for the next stranger who comes this way.
Just like this hiker, sometimes you have to be willing to pour in everything you have before you can see God’s increase flowing in your life. You have to be willing to trust that you can tap into His deep, abundant supply. I encourage you to give God what you have in your hands today, and as you stay faithful to do your part, God will do His part.
It takes faith and courage to “prime your pump,” but remember, God has already given you what you need to take the first step. When you put action behind your faith, He will pour wisdom, strength and creativity into you and help you accomplish the dreams and desires He has placed in your heart. He will bring out talents you didn’t even know you had. He will give you greater opportunities than you ever dreamed. There is so much untapped talent and potential on the inside of you—gifts, creativity, ideas. Don’t let those treasures lie dormant—like that water in the well—instead, be willing to take what you have and prime the pump of faith in your life!
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13, NIV).