Wayne Weekly “Unwind With Control”

Written by on May 10, 2016

This past Mother’s Day week-end, when I not only had Mother’s Day to think about, but my daughter’s birthday, plus springtime spruce up chores at home, and the trips to purchase yard supplies, I hit a bump in the road. When everything was starting to build up on my got-to-do-it list, while mowing my lawn, the engine start cord broke on the pull that started the engine. I knew that in order to complete the mowing job I could not let the thing shut down.

 

Later, after taking my starter assembly apart, I found that the recoil spring tension had failed. I realized either my spring was broken, or had become disengaged from it anchor due to the recoil force. Going online, I was able to get enough information to know how to check carefully so as not to dislodge the spring from the housing. Thankfully the spring had not broken, just became unfastened. I corrected the problem, wound the cord spool a number of times to get tension, secured it from unwinding and put on my new cord and pull handle. Success!

 

Sometimes in life, our pull cords break, causing a recoil that ends up dislodging our plans for a time. Too many things on the agenda, too little time to do our best to come out on the winning side. The pull of life is just too much tension and we snap.

 

Perhaps you are like me and need to stop a bit and relax. Plan better. Sure, sometimes we can’t help getting wound up, but good planning prevents dramatic recoils.

 

God wants us to redeem our time of course, but He also wants us to rest and regroup. Jesus recognized this need when He said to His disciples:

 

“Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, He said to them, ‘Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest’.”             Mark 6:31

 

So then, take time to rest and avoid snapping your pull cord causing a damaging unexpected recoil.

 

Unwind with control.


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