Fresh Hope – 6th April 2020

You will likely have heard it said in one form or another that your input determines your output. In other words, what you put into your life will effect what comes out of your life.

Many of us right now have more time to fill than we’ve had in a long time, which means we have more opportunities to input into our own lives and the lives of those around us.

It is possibly more vital now than ever before that we ensure we are filling our lives with good things in order that good things flow out of us.

I heard this analogy recently; imagine you’re holding a bowl of water and someone walks by and knocks you, resulting in the water spilling out of the bowl. It would be understandable to blame the person who knocked you for the water being spilled, however the real reason that the water was spilled was because the water was in the bowl to begin with. What am I saying?

It’s easy to blame what is happening around us for the way you and I respond, but the truth is, whatever is spilling out of us had to be inside of us to begin with.
So what do we do? We must always, now especially so, be intentional about our input. Ask yourself, ‘what am I feeding my soul?’
Here are some things that I find helpful: reading my Bible and talking to God, exercising and reading books, FaceTiming with friends who are going to lift my spirits…you may be able to list other examples too.

The key is, that you and I are inputting the right things into our lives, so that when life knocks into us, which it will, the right things spill out.

Today I want to encourage you to check your input – you and those around you will be better for it!

Caleb Burchell

A daily devotion for a better way of living.