“An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.”
For some strange reason, my favorite rule in Physics was the law of Inertia. I ran across a reference to inertia the other day, and I wondered if this law of physics applied to one’s life and faith. I kinda think it does. I know there are times where I felt like my life was going along at the same pace and no matter how much I wanted it to change, my willpower, or lack of, didn’t seem to help. I was stuck in the mud. The same was the case about my faith. I may go to church, pray regularly, do what was asked of me in the way of contributions and participation, but still there was something missing.
In both my life and my faith it would take some event some “unbalanced force” to get me going again or headed in a different direction. A lot of those times it might include a tragedy or bad event to get me out of a rut or off my bottom.
Over the years I have come to understand that will power is not enough, that the law of inertia in one’s life and faith must be acted upon by a force greater than self will. The “unbalanced force” that gets us moving or in a different direction comes from God and is available for the asking. We cannot control the force, in fact we may ask or pray to move one way in our life or faith, and God may choose to move us in the opposite direction, but move you will.
So next time you contemplate the need to move or alter direction, talk to God, and hang on you are about to go somewhere quickly or completely different.
January 22, 2015 | 0 comments
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