Where are you right now? I mean, where are you on the inside. Look at the following four options and see which one most identifies your present spiritual condition.
- You are full. Full of joy, excited by life’s opportunities.
- You are on auto-pilot, just doing what you need to get by.
- You are empty, striving to fill some empty spot thinking more money, a better job, a new relationship or location will fill you, but you are lonely, depressed, angry or medicated.
- You have the F-its. You are giving up. What’s the use.
I’ve experienced each of those over the years. I’ve also discovered the remedy for numbers 2, 3 and 4 and how to move them to number 1.
Reflect on what it means to be created in the image of God. He has given you gifts and a purpose in life. Genesis 1:27
Take some time to be still and know that He is God and you are not. Psalm 46:10
Run to Jesus and His Word to change the way you think. Surrender. Romans 12:1-2
Create some margin in your life both in the morning and the evening to focus on your relationship with God. Psalm 92:2
If you are really struggling create margin, morning, noon and night to connect. Psalm 55:17
Don’t run to religion, getting busier won’t solve your dilemma. Read this passage from Matthew 11:28 in the Message.
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me (Jesus) Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me. Watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”