Secondly, I focused on Christ's energy. My energy is limited. Jesus' is endless. I wear out, but not Jesus. So, I began to ask myself, "Am I trusting in my own strength and energy, or am I relying on Christ's? So many times I clearly depend on myself and not him.
I decided to begin applying this at work at the flower shop. Part of my work involves being a square peg in a round hole; I just don't always fit. I do much handyman work; yet I do not possess those natural skills. That takes so much emotional energy. Thus, I began imagining this endless fuel tank of energy God has for me as I work, not necessarily physically, but especially emotionally and spiritually. As my own resources dropped, I thought about God's endless energy. I believe that greatly aided me. It re-fueled me.
Later, the next day, I came across another Scripture, "His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him" (2 Pet 1:3). Wow! His power accomplishes everything we need. How foolish it is for me to try to live on my own strength!
I should make this one note. God provides an endless supply of energy and power for those seeking to accomplish his will by his strength. For those who want to do their own will, God does not give from his infinite gas tank of energy. Pursuing our own will often drains us.
God gives us all that we need to do his will. He will provide the energy and power. So, when your fuel gauge reads near empty, check out the fuel tank of Christ and use his energy.
P.S. Pretend with me you are an Air Force jet flying across the sky. You are running out of fuel. Then along comes the Air Force Stratotanker which refuels you in mid-air. Now you are fueled to go so much further. God is our Stratotanker keeping us fueled to do his work.