Don’t you just hate it when you are driving along a road and are talking on your cell phone when suddenly your connection gets distorted and full of static? Even worse, doesn’t it just stink when the call just outright drops? In both cases, the culprit is usually that the person has driven into an area where there isn’t a cellular tower nearby to keep the clarity or the call active.
Lately I’ve been thinking about the symbolism of this to my relationship with God. I fully believe that I was born directly under God’s cellular tower where I had a completely full signal and was carrying on clear communication with God. But as I grew older, and began to use my free will, my decisions drove me farther and farther away from that tower. So for each time I got drunk, or high, or promiscuous, or treated people poorly, it was almost as if I was traveling towards some part of the world which couldn’t be reached by God’s cellular tower. The more I did any of my selfish things in life, the more bars I lost, which did nothing more than add distortion to my conversation with God. Eventually, after doing enough selfish things for way too long, I completely lost my signal and all those bars, and my conversation with God dropped completely. It was then that I landed in the mental hospital where I found myself in total disbelief and wondering how I got there.
The funny thing about cell phones is that no matter whether the model is very old or relatively new, their ability to get a strong signal with those towers is very dependent on maintaining the current software updates within each of them. The same holds true for me. My software is programmed into my mind, body, and soul and the more I work on making them healthier , the better my connection is to God’s cellular tower. The less that I’ve worked on any of them, the more I’ve seen my conversations with God get garbled and come close to dropping altogether.
Another important thing to understand is that cell phone towers don’t reach every single inch of the globe. There are some areas which are considered dead zones and I’ve driven into many of them. I think God’s cellular tower is no different. There are some places that people can go where it becomes very hard for God to reach us. And I’ve been taking many actions now to get out of those dead zones and back into the areas where I have a much better reception with God.
There are many competing cellular companies who say they have the best signal and the most coverage. But that coverage is always dependent on maintaining those software updates and being in close proximity to their towers. For me, God is the largest cellular carrier who has one very strong tower for each of us to communicate with. I failed for many years to keep updating my software to connect with it and I often traveled into those areas where I couldn’t maintain a signal to it. Today I am making every effort to stay on top of those updates and am doing everything I can now to return to being directly below that tower. It’s there where I know my conversation with God will be the most clear, even more so than that pin drop you might hear over on the Sprint network.
Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson