The Dead Sea lives its name. Water goes in, nothing goes out. The water becomes stagnant. You’ve seen water pool – it turns all shades of ugly, breeds dastardly varmints like mosquitos seemingly to serve no good purpose at all.
It’s the same way with stale, stagnant Christians. We go to church for years, always taking in but never pouring out. Before long we become hardened and seemingly useless because we’ve never poured out what we’ve taken in. We rarely smile, find something wrong with pretty much everything and everyone. We “stink” of unuse.
God gives us knowledge and blessings so that we can pay it forward. If we’re not using what we’re given to bless someone else what good are we, really?
Someone needs to be encouraged by what you’ve been through and how God got you through. Tell them!
Someone needs to know you’ve been where they are and you survived. You need to reassure them they will too. Bless them!
Someone needs the love living in your heart to be spread to them…even the tiniest gesture on your behalf can be the one thing they need to keep going. Love them!
Even if we stink right now, we can choose to stir the staleness in our souls. Let’s decide to “smell” good today.