THE CHRISTIAN LIFE: AN ANALOGY FROM THE WATER DISPINSER II
Whilst putting my thoughts together for this post, a song came into my mind. I don't know the exact words, but a line goes like this: “If I were a writer I will use my pen...“. I smiled and said: “If I were a water dispenser, I will dispense water to your glory“. If you have read my earlier post; WATER DISPENSER, then we can take off from here, If not, please read it or this won't make sense. Now, as a water dispenser, you will interact with people everyday and there are a possibility of a number of things that can happen to you.
1.YOU CAN GET DRAINED/EMPTY
If you are going to be of any use or help to people, get ready for the virtues that will leave your life to bless others. Anyone who is involved in reaching out to people can testify of the pouring out of strength from deep within. No! You can't do a shallow work; you have to give out from the wells of water that is within. People are rarely blessed by mere words; they are blessed by words spoken or written with passion and genuiness of heart. When people approach you, they approach you because they are thirsty: replenish them with the deep waters.
2. YOU CAN GET STAINED.
Next time you see a dispenser, get close and watch. If it has not been cleaned, you will see stains: Milo, Coffee, Tea, Oil(from oily hands) and unseen germs/bacteria. Have you noticed some angry people hit at a dispenser? Bam! Because the water is finished. Now, in our interactions with people, we might get stained. Get ready; its human beings we‘re reaching out to and some will hurt us, make us angry, betray us, take advantage of us, cheat us and the list is endless.
3. YOU CAN BREAKDOWN
In the process of meeting the needs of people and ministring to them; you can break down: Discouragement can set in, loneliness, depression, dissatisfaction etc can all attack us and make us ineffective.