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August 18, 2018 | Daily Devotionals | August 18, 2018

The Airport of Life

Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control. Proverbs 25:28

Think of your life as a busy airport.  Then imagine that the numerous planes arriving and departing are the daily events of your life, involving relationships, potential circumstances and many connections.  Each day these planes (or “relationship events”) reach your airport and are serviced and reloaded with fuel.  The fuel is your emotions giving life and meaning to each relationship and event, big and small.  Every relationship event has gotten your personal clearance to land at your hub, and you’re filling them up and putting them back in the air.

They’re familiar flights with familiar faces.  The bigger Airbuses include your spiritual journey, marriage, family, career, and future with massive amounts of emotional fuel.  These relationship events have to fly long distances, carry tons of hopes and dreams, and deliver much happiness and meaning on arrival.

Hijack just one of those Airbuses, and you have a huge problem. We can see that one of the most vulnerable areas is the fuel; mess with the fuel (emotional energy) and you have a huge spot on the ground. We can only observe the damage that has been done by some of the most successful people, the leaders of churches, of countries, of companies, and of families who have left themselves vulnerable in the area of their emotional fuel. Our emotions trump our intellect. This is done in the heat of the moment, when the fuel has been tainted or the fuel line has been damaged. Our emotions are fed by what we believe and what we believe at the moment is acted upon. Satan, the ultimate hijacker, is acutely aware of your fuel line.

Father, thank you for being my dashboard fuel light.

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