Prayerfully Speaking

Hope from the Truths of God's Word


My computer has been getting sluggish and it’s starting to ignore the commands I give it. I’ve been around computers long enough to know, it’s time to reboot.

What do you do when you find yourself sluggish and ignoring the what you know is right to do?

The warning signs are subtle and sometimes it takes me a while to have that “I should have a had a V8” slap on the head moment. Duh Jennifer – time to reboot. In my life the warning signs look like fatigue, headache, stomach ache, irritability and a lack of doing what I know is right. I can be experiencing all of these warning signs and just keep pushing forward. The programs are obviously failing, but I am determined to keep going.

This morning i finally rebooted my laptop. It was no longer cooperating. In life, I’m learning that I have to reboot my physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual engines with:

  • extra sleep
  • time alone
  • journaling and praying
  • much time in God’s word
  • regularing stretching and exercise
  • focus on what is right, good, excellent, admirable, praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8)

I’m grateful. I have a husband and friends who alert me when I am pushing myself too hard and need to drop back and reboot the Jennifer computer. I receive this as loving encouragement from a God who speaks to me. He is for me and wants me to enjoy the life He has given me. I hear Him speak to my heart when I am still, and when I am not, he comes to me with skin on in the form of these fabulous people to speak to me.

Today I am grateful for a patient God who encourages me to reboot so that I can be well and be able to serve my unique purposes for Him.

How are you doing today? Do you know your personal “time to reboot” warning signs?

About Jennifer O. White

I’m a simple wife who has discovered God’s amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you’ve ever imaged.