Get this Image…you are traveling down the highway at least 10 miles OVER the speed limit not so much because you’re in a hurry, but because you are in a hurry to DO GOOD!
All of a sudden you hear a distinct little PING from your Dashboard that alerts shouts to you, “GET FUEL NOW!” But you’re in a hurry to DO GOOD and you have no time to spare. You pass one exit, two exits, three exits that are begging you to get off and FILL UP!
At first you see it out of the corner of your eye on the driver’s side mirror and then, well then it’s unmistakeable…it’s a BP truck, just in the nick of time and it’s amazingly pulling right up beside you. You make eye contact with the expert driver and he winks back at you and it is instantly known exactly what’s to be done next.
You hit the button and your gas tank pops open and the truck’s magical fill-up-your-tank-without-spilling-a-drop-mechanical arm extends and begins to give you exactly what you need without pulling off the road or even slowing down.
In a matter of moments, the task is completed. The Mechanical arm is detached from your car and your gas tank is not only filled to capacity, but it shuts your little gas tank door and your continue on–smiling and feeling extremely satisfied.
When’s the last time that happened to you? What? Never? Let me get this straight. We, who DO GOOD, actually have to take time to go get FILLED UP? Unbelievable!
Eating an apple a day doesn’t really count if you eat 7 of them on Saturday night! If we truly want to be Filled up–We actually have to do it–daily.
You can burn the candle at both ends and in the middle as long as you know where to get the wax and the wick. Psssst…we all know where to get that wax and wick, and though it may be different for each of us, we still actually have to go GET IT!
The fantasy is a great one–a BP truck pulling up beside us and filling us up without slowing down or even slowing down–but it’s a fantasy.
STOP. Pause. Go get your wax and wick and not only insure that you’ll burn unceasingly Bright, but you’ll go a very long way in your DO GOOD efforts in warming and lighting another’s Way, too!