Saturday May 18th, 2019
Colossians 1:28 “To be mature is to be basic. Christ! No more, no less.”
I am assuming that many of you may experience feelings that leave you stuck and unmotivated. This usually happens to me when I am experiencing growth or on the verge of a big break through.
It is my belief that it is due to the fact that my mind and body know that growth will become uncomfortable, will stretch me outside my zones of comfort, and will just flat-out not be pleasant. So they go to war with my soul which longs for the growth because it knows the breakthrough on the other side.
It is popular to preach self-care and indulging in the comforts our body seeks and taking the rest our mind screams we deserve. But really I think it is exactly opposite of what we really need.
When we are in touch with our soul, the spirit of Christ within us, it knows exactly what we need to do. We need to stick with the basics. Christ, no more and no less. So what exactly does that look like?
For me it usually means that I have put some distance in between God and I because I have neglected my time with Him. Instead of getting up early to read and pray…I sleep in. Instead of getting to church… I miss a few times. Instead of serving others….I just feel so tired and worn out that I only serve myself.
Now we do need to stop and make sure that we are rested. We do need to take care of our bodies but we cannot fall into the trap that every time we feel stuck and unmotivated it is time for a massage and indulgence into our flesh. We just need to stick it out, lean into the struggle and get back to the basics.
I have realized that it never has been God moving away from me but me always moving away from God. If you are feeling distant, stuck, unmotivated…get back to the basics. Spend more time with God, get into His word. then talk to Him…thanking Him and asking Him what it is that He is ready for you to do. You will always have all you need to succeed.
Whatever you do, don’t quit. Don’t stop and let your purpose become stale and stagnant. Keep pushing forward, your spirit, the very spirit of Christ is in you, urging you forward. And guess what, that spirit, NEVER FAILS.
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