Bend The Hose and Abide!

“Abide in Me and I in you.” John 15:4

Have you ever drunk from a water hose that was shooting out too much water to get a good sip? Your lips sting from the water pressure, water shoots up your nose, and your face gets an unintentional splatter. Life can be like that too; too much coming at you. With enough things that need to be done, who needs the extra pressure and splatter that constantly tries to get in?

Just as you can control the flow of water in a hose, you have some say in the flow of unnecessary stress-producers in your life. What are the time stealers that distract you from what is more important? Is it social media? Too much television? Too much time on your phone? Do you feel you do not have enough margin in your life? Whenever I answer “yes” to any of these questions and others like it, God reminds me that abiding in Him has a way of bending the hose, so to speak. It limits the amount of distractions I allow to pour into my life.

With the current health crisis, you and I need to remember this truth all the more. We may have more time on our hands due to social distancing, but we can still allow the distractions of too much television coverage, social media discussion, and even an overkill of projects we take on to fill the extra time to crowd out what matters most. Bend the hose of these distractions, My Friend, and increase the flow of God’s Spirit in your life as you seek Him with all your heart in times like these.

Published by georgiapointer

Welcome to Encouragement Outpost! My name is Dr. Georgia Pointer, a Christian writer who loves encouraging people in their relationship with Christ. I am a survivor of childhood rape and molestation, bullying, and emotional abuse. Negative thought patterns plagued me for many years until I learned to allow Christ and His Word to encourage and transform those thoughts. This background provides me with a passion to offer the same encouragement to anyone, not just abuse survivors, with the light of biblical truth that shines against the darkness of negativity, lies of the enemy, and daily struggles in living for Christ. I am a seminary graduate with a Masters in Christian Education. I also recently received my doctorate in Christian Counseling with a specialty in Family and Substance Abuse counseling. I served on staff for six years as a counselor at Moriah House of the Memphis Union Mission. I love the Word of God! I love studying it, teaching it, and speaking in public about it any chance I get. This blog, which I post about once a week, is my venue to share insights I glean. So, I invite you to subscribe to receive my weekly posts in your email and to share these posts with anyone you think might be encouraged by them.

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