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There was nothing more brutal than the Milwaukee summers of my youth. It could be the hottest day outside, but my mom refused to turn the AC past 72 degrees. This meant I’d sweat profusely in the upstairs hotbox, that I once called my room. The only bit of relief I had, came from this very old rotation desk fan. Its only downfall, was that it overheated quite often and needed to be unplugged regularly.

Right now, many of you find yourselves in the same position as that old fan. No matter the circumstance or situation you face, you’ve been forced to keep turning your tired blades. Deep down, you don’t know how much longer your motor can withstand the pressure. When you find yourself here, what can you do?

You must unplug. By choosing to unplug, you choose to help yourself. You can only give out, that which you have been given. And when you need to be replenished, it must happen in God’s presence with no plugs attached.

Remember, even Jesus withdrew…

Scripture(s) Meditation:

"But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed."

Luke 5:16 NIV

Song(s) Meditation: In the Garden by Marvin Sapp

To listen to today's song meditation, click here.

Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.

What are some demands that have been entirely too much for you to carry? How will you make time for yourself to unplug?


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