We were coming back from Clearwater on Sunday, and I began to notice abandoned cars on the side of the roadway. I continued to see them down the interstate until we made our exit. When I see things repeated, I think about what message God may be trying to tell me. I can’t think of any reason to leave your car; if I broke down, I would wait until a tow truck driver came to rescue me. Were these vehicles stolen, and they broke down on the thief? Were the drivers too fearful of the traffic to stay with their car? Were the tow truck drivers too busy to help? Symbolically, an automobile can represent people who are part of a ministry or their ministry gift. I think what God was trying to show me is that many people have stalled out, or have broken down, and have left their calling.
If you are getting burned out, you need to rest, regroup, and possibly change the trajectory of your ministry. There are too many people in this world that need our help. The compassion we have, because we are children of God, and have his mindset most of the time, gives us an advantage over worldly counselors. So, before you become broken, ask God to charge your battery, give you some fuel, and restart your engine because you need to be about the Father’s business. Don’t sit on the side of the road too long; you are needed!
But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. Acts 20:24
and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ. Philemon 1:6