for months I was dissatisfied with the performance of my central vac ...
it was heavy to push and left behind almost as much as was there before ..
the right sounds were heard
the right action was being taken
but good results simply were not there ..
finally I called one who knew how it should all work
one who knew how it was designed
and he came to take a look ...
as all the working parts were hidden inside its casing
the outer shell had to come off ..
and this revealed that some parts were not in their proper place
some parts were broken
and things were not properly aligned ...
that which was broken was fixed
that which was out of place was placed properly
that which was out of alignment was aligned
the casing replaced
the plug inserted into a power source
and the thing practically took off by itself ...
I was just along for the ride!
just like in the spiritual ...
there can be hidden things broken
things out of alignment
and it is only when we come to our Maker
the One Who designed us
and allow Him to look inside
and then plug us back into His power source ...
we discover that we are simply along for the ride ..
He is the One Who does the work
and when He does it, it is done thoroughly ...
so, I wonder if
when we find ministry is hard work
we are tired of "pushing"
tired of poor results
could it be because there is a need to be checked out inside ..
even if everything looks and sounds to be alright
when we see poor results
when we get tired in our well doing
is it time to allow Holy Spirit to take off our casing
our glittering image
and poke around inside a bit???
just a thought ...