Unlimited: Give God Your Leaky Bucket
Jun 12, 2020 681
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed (James 5:16).
If you have a bucket with several holes, the water level in the bucket will never be higher than the lowest hole. If you want your bucket to carry more water, you don’t fix it by putting a lid on it; you fix it by fixing the lowest hole.
The same is true of our lives. Like leaky buckets, the reality of our lives is that each one of us leaks through many holes. The things that drag us down, ruin our relationships, and take us away from God are not the things at the top of the bucket, but the things at the bottom; not us at our best, but us at our worst moments. Bottom-of-the-bucket moments might be different for all of us, but we all have them, and it’s those bottom-of-the-bucket moments that cause you the most pain in your life. They are also the things that are the hardest for us to acknowledge about ourselves.
There is only one way to fix the leaky bucket of your life; by giving God your bucket. Whenever you spring a leak, acknowledge it in humility, and confess your sin. When you do this, you allow God’s great healing work to begin, and you will find that God has a way of making old buckets new again.
– Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection: Think about your own life. Where do you tend to spring leaks? What are your “bottom of the bucket” moments? Find a quiet place and confess them to God. Surrender them to him and seek his healing.