What Happens When There is a Disconnect

For those who know me well, they know that I absolutely LOVE to be alone. Disconnecting from the world is my way of refueling, and I covet those times like no other.

However, and that is a BIG HOWEVER, being disconnected from God and from others is a real detriment to our lives. It’s those times when you simply cannot feel the presence of God and you think that others don’t care about you that can overshadow the truth.

So, what is the truth of the matter?

When there is a disconnect between you and the Lord, the short circuit is ALWAYS on your end. It is your outlet that is glitchy…your plug that is faulty…your breaker that is tripped.

Now, please understand that I am writing these words to myself as well. There are times when I feel so out of it, so discombobulated, that I need a complete rewiring of my heart and mind!

What happens when there is a disconnect, between us and God, isn’t that He has left us or abandoned us, it’s that WE have unplugged ourselves from His constant power in our lives. We have decided that we need to take ACTION with or without Him.

But what if? What if He is asking us to simply remain connected and WAIT for His current (His Spirit) to flow through us?

On the other hand, when we feel disconnected from others, the problem may or may not be on our end. Listen, WE HAVE NO CONTROL over other people’s actions. Unless we are corralling a two year old to stay behind a fence so they won’t run into the street, WE CANNOT CONTROL WHAT OTHERS DO.

The key is to not allow that disconnect to zap our strength AND to remain connected to God by doing exactly what He has empowered us to do. His electrical current bypasses any short circuits caused by others.

Make sense?

So, today, your job is to check your connections. Secure yourself in the ONE UNFAILING power of Christ and stop worrying about the loose wires between you and others. God’s got this. He’s got you. And He promises never to disconnect.

“The Lord is righteous in her midst,
He will do no unrighteousness.
Every morning He brings His justice to light;
He never fails…” Zephaniah 3:5 NKJV

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8 Responses

  1. Evelyn
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    Thank you Jenny for this words. Often times when I feel that absence I tend to ask God why He’s abandoned me, but here am I realising that it all comes from me. Thank you for sharing. I am blessed to stay always connected to God.

    • encouragementmama@gmail.com
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      You are very welcome, Evelyn. We can always KNOW that God pursues us with an everlasting love. In the name of Jesus He is there!

  2. Rachel Sims
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    I love how the lord using her to encourage us. My children was taken from me in 2010 and hoildays and every thing. We only get to see them on Sundays. Did not do nothing to have them taken away. I miss my sond so much.

    • encouragementmama@gmail.com
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      So sorry about your heartache, Rachel. My prayers are with you this morning…

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    Love this, Jennifer. I love your honesty. It helps the rest of us know we’re not alone in feeling disconnected now and then. Thanks for your encouragement and transparency as always.

    • encouragementmama@gmail.com
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      Thanks, Renee. I think our transparency is what will lead to change! Love ya…

  4. Sandy
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    Thank you Jen! It is easy fir me to find that I’ve been disconnected from My Precious Lord. I love your writing.

    • encouragementmama@gmail.com
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      Thank you, Sandy. Yes, it is easy for all of us to feel disconnected at times!

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