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In his kindness God called you to share in His
eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after
you have suffered a little while, he will restore,
support, and strengthen you, and he will place
you on a firm foundation.      (1 Peter 5:10)

My computer started acting up, it crashed and I found myself in panic mode. I pressed the restart button and nothing happened. I remembered seeing a reset button,so I pressed it and my computer rebooted, but it restored itself and everything in it back to the original factory setting. This morning I'm remembering the day my computer crashed as I look at my own life.

Sometimes we get overloaded and so far away from God's original plan for our lives. We load relationships, assignments, works, and things in our lives as apps. We take on things that may be good, but are not God ordained for us and find ourselves drained of power. It's during these times we begin to panic, feel overwhelmed, frustrated and our "spiritual system" becomes complicated and crashes by the unnecessary apps we've loaded in our lives.

We often find ourselves tired, weary, and worn out from all the dubious activity we've allowed to enter our minds and invade our lives. We'll go into freeze mode, a locked up place, just like a computer screen often does, because we've become fragmented, overheated, and have no memory in knowing that our system wasn't created to handle all that "we've" given it to do.

We become infected with viruses. More often than not, we won't give ourselves a spiritual checkup by letting the Holy Spirit run an analysis on us. We just keep pressing the "restart" button, picking up where we left off, going through the same motions, doing the same things, the same old way until we finally crash and have to be "reset". Oh how wonderful it would be if we would acknowledge we need a "resetting" before we crash and die spiritually, emotionally, physically.

Are you tired? Are you feeling worn and drained? Are you frustrated and overloaded with programs of activities that you know are good but not God ordained for this season of your life? The fragmented places in your life that's laying broken, the scattered dreams and the lost hope. Don't you desire to be restored? I do. I'm looking for more than "restarting" where I left off yesterday, last week, or even a month ago, only to find myself "restarted but void of power". No, today I'm crying out for restoration! To be restored unto Him! To be reestablished, resettled, and reconfirmed. I desire to be resuscitated, resurrected and brought to life again.

I know what I need. I know what I desire. I cry out today from a fragmented place, "Lord reset me, bring me back to your original purpose for my life. Restore me back to The Manufacture's plan of functioning. Recall every place that I'm malfunctioning in. Reset my heart, my mind, my soul, and spirit, and breathe life into me again Lord.

What about you? Do you need to be reset? It's in the resetting that we're able to rest according to His instructions.

2017 by Christie Williams Ministries
Used with permission.


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