We lost power last week while I was in the middle of a Zoom call.
“And yet, you’re still here,” said the person on the other end. “Do you need to go do something?”
The lights in the room had gone off, but I had batteries in all the right places to keep the call going. And the window in the room gave enough light that the video still worked.
“There’s nothing to do,” I said. “It’ll come back on eventually.” And we continued the call.
As we talked, they observed that this power outage was a metaphor for life.
Do you have “life batteries” in place to absorb the impact when something goes wrong?
✅ An emergency fund to cover surprise expenses without going into debt?
✅ Family, community, and church relationships for emotional and spiritual support?
✅ Time margin built into your calendar for a weekly day of rest and a regular sabbatical?
✅ A “trust account” with close friends and family who will believe the best about you?
Are you keeping those “batteries” fully charged?