I ran out of gas in my car while driving on the highway twice in the last couple of months. It's the first (well...and second) time it's ever happened since I've been driving.
That's what I get for trying to 'save' with a Prius hybrid (...I can make it, I can make it... #FAIL).
Here's what I (re)learned from this experience. Perhaps you can relate...
1) I should never wait to get to empty before filling up
Sounds simple but I can't tell you how many times it's happened. I guess it's easier sometimes to just keep driving thinking that it will go away or somehow the tank will get fuller. Just like a car runs better with a full tank of gas, we were made to be connected with God, filled with His love and presence. Today, if I'm driving on empty, it's time to fill up!
2) It's good to have someone I can call for help
Both of these situations happened shortly after I left work. Not an ideal time, when everyone's getting home from a long day and getting situated for evening activities. My go-to is Daniela, but I knew it'd be tough getting Levy & Seth ready and on the road quickly with traffic and all. Thankfully, my coworkers weren't far and were able to help. Do you have someone you can call for these type of emergency situations? (Are you that person for someone else?)
3) Respond quickly to first warning signs
You know that (annoying) sound the car makes when the check engine light goes on or the gas is low? It's there for a reason. And so are other 'warning signs' in my life...physical, financial, spiritual. If I respond to them quickly I have a better opportunity to correct the situation. If not, it will probably get worse. Are there any warning signs that have come up in your life lately? My suggestion for you, from experience, is to respond. Today.
Keep the fire burning,
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