The other day, I heard my friend, Kim Heinecke, say, “What’s in the well comes up in the bucket.” This rings true in probably every area of our life.
Kris can fly an airplane, because he invested into learning how to fly. He achieved all of his ratings, surrounded himself with other pilots, and flew as often as he could to become good at what he does. He invested a lot into his aviation well.
If I want to learn how to knit, I’ll probably read a book on knitting, spend some time with my skilled mother-in-law, and practice the hobby until I become proficient.
Whatever we invest ourselves into and how we invest ourselves will come up in the bucket. If I invest into gossip, criticism, and negativity….my bucket will come up looking pretty dirty.
If I want to be prepared for any spiritual attack (or spear)….
If I want to respond to people in a way that is pleasing to God….
If people come to me and need spiritual guidance or counsel in their relationships….
If I want to live a life without fear and a real understanding of what it means to place my hope in Him….
If I want to comprehend that the same power that raised Christ Jesus from the dead is in me….
If I want to be happy….
If I want to be content….
Then I have to invest into His word. I have to spend time with Christ daily. I have to seek Him above all else. I have to love Him with all my heart, soul, and mind – a love so deep and so invested that it is obvious to every person around me.
So, when the enemy comes rushing at me like a flood, he will not move me.
Because, what’s in the well will come up in the bucket.