On my run this morning, something seemed very different and right away I realized what it was. What you must realize is that I hit the pavement well before the sun even thinks about rising, so I have to use lights to see and be seen by. Well, last night I changed out the batteries and literally, the difference was night & day. As I began to ponder this drastic change, I started to realize that I hadn’t even realized how dim my lights had become, since it had happened gradually. Then, it was if I could hear God speaking to me about our spiritual walks as Christians. So many times we get to a place in our life and we have no idea how we got there. We know it didn’t simply happen overnight; instead, it happened gradually over time as we chose to walk our own path away from God’s. Although, each step seemed insignificant, over time; great distance was traveled away from God and away from His plan for our lives.
The mind is an amazing gift from God; it is smart enough to manipulate itself, but often times, it is not smart enough to realize it is being manipulated. Our knowledge is what we know while wisdom is applying good judgment with our knowledge. When we don’t, we are led astray towards darkness. Darkness by definition is the absence of light and over time it is hard to notice when just a little bit is taken away at a time. I love the lyrics to the song, Slow Fade, “It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away. It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray. Thoughts invade, choices are made, and a price will be paid, when you give yourself away. It’s the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings. People never crumble in a day.” Above all else, we must guard our hearts because our actions have consequences no matter how insignificant we think they might be. Does the light of God shine bright in your life, or do you need to change your batteries too?