Have you ever just felt flat? Neither up nor down… Everything is just ok…
2014 ended like that for me. At one point I felt on fire and full of passion. Once the holidays were over I just felt full. Mostly of junk food, but also a fully cluttered mind.
I’m not saying I was not thinking about God, but He was definitely not at the forefront of my thoughts. The last couple weeks have been a bit of a turnaround for me in this regard. I’m once again communing often throughout the day with God. The deep intimacy that I didn’t even realize was no longer there is returning.
This journey is different for everyone but here’s a few things that have worked for me.
1. Get alone with God.
I’m not necessarily a morning person(don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee), but this is the only time of the day that I was able to get alone with God. Despite the difficulty of getting out of bed an hour and a half before necessary, it gets easier as the days go on, and I thoroughly enjoy the quiet.
There are still days that I hit the snooze button more than I should, but making the time each morning was key for me.
2. Talk it out.
Sometimes as you’re going through things, you can feel like you’re all alone. I can say with 99.99% certainty that there is likely someone in your circle of friends going through or already gone through a similar situation. You are not alone in your struggles and God did not create us to figure it out by ourselves . He has put people in your life intentionally to build you up.
It can be scary, but just have courage to be real with your friends. That does not mean post everything you’re going through on social media. That’s just annoying…
For me, I have many people in my life that help through different circumstances. I was fortunate enough to have a friend that recently found himself in the same place as me. We were able to encourage one another. He directed me to a message by Francis Chan from the Passion 2015 conference. If you’re finding yourself lacking the passion you once did. Go give it a listen.
3. Get healthy!
I am by no means a health nut, and by far am not a picture of perfect health, but making good choices about your health will be very important in getting your head clear.
‘Getting Healthy’ looks different for everyone, so I won’t say much on the subject, mostly because I feel very under qualified to do so. God gave you the body you’re living in so take care of it…
Today my ‘exercise’ was turning the music up and dancing around the kitchen while doing the dishes. Before you ask, there are no videos. It took longer to do the dishes, did wonders for my mood and even made my little guy bust out a move and have a little laugh.
I won’t pretend to be an expert on anything, but will just share with you what’s worked for me.
I’d love to hear what’s working for you…
Till next time.