Observe the cool drawings of electrical appliances to the left (deftly appropriated from Shutterstock Images.)
Go ahead, choose one.
Just pick whichever one appeals instantly to you, there's no need to reason out an explanation why you picked that one.
I would probably take a hairdryer as it's something very familiar:P (though unfortunately there isn't any picture of one here)
I have a reputation for being dense enough to bring a hairdryer to every camp.
I justify that by making everyone use it, and coming up with as many uses for a hairdryer as I possibly can think of:
drying damp clothes/shoes,
bonking bad guys on the head,
blowing away unwanted insects...
...no, I still haven't found a way to boil water with a hairdryer yet, as one of my dear church sisters suggested.
Kind of like last year's youth camp, where we were split into groups to come up with a skit based on one prop which could be anything but what it actually was.
My group got a multi-plug. Usually a multi-plug is one of the most useful things around (my room actually has three of them) but once it couldn't be used as what it was originally meant to be, ie. plugged into an electric socket, it became a rather bulky, useless object.
Someone suggested fastening the powerhead to one of the sockets and using it as a handbag. Or a lasso. Or a machine gun (you can probably tell we didn't have a very serious suggestion about this.) In the end we used it as a machine gun--not an outstanding success. (If you're ever in this situation you should try the lasso option.)
We're all like this multi-plug--or my hairdryer--or whatever electrical appliance you chose just now. Each one of us was made by God for different purposes--to blow dry hair, to heat up food, to iron clothes, to light the dark, to help power other electrical appliances--but all of us have the same requirement before we can do that.
We all need to be plugged into the electric socket of God. We need Him in our lives before we can do what we were intended to do, what we do best, what we are most fulfilled when we do.
Without God, we can still be useful, of course. As a hairdryer I could bonk bad guys on the head or possibly even boil water (actually no, that requires electricity too!) But I can never truly be 'turned on', never fully reach my full and true potential, without my power source; God.
Are you trying to find ways to boil water with a hairdryer? (that would definitely be a 'Hard' thing!;)
Or have you realised that the most important thing is to first be plugged in?
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