Michael Lind, defines “Turbo-Paralysis” as constant motion and no progress. In his recent article, Lind said, “Governments across the world appear stuck in what he describes as Turbo-Paralysis. According to Lind, this should not surprise us because the greatest advances of mankind have not come from “Statesmen & Politicians but from ordinary people.”
As I thought about the phrase, Turbo-paralysis, it does accurately represent our government and our society on a lot of levels. But, the more important question for us today is does Turbo-Paralysis accurately describe our individual lives? Are we constantly in motion but making no “real” progress in our faith or within our families.
In John 15, Jesus gave us the cure for a lifestyle of turbo-paralysis. When speaking to a group of people who had been stuck in Turbo-Paralysis mode religiously for a number of years, Jesus said, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit…”(Jn. 15:5)
So as we close out 2012, I want to invite you to slow down a bit and focus on progress- not just motion. Focus on Christ and
Have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D