It’s that time of year: Winter. And with the season comes lots of ‘fun’ stuff like sleet, snow, and ice. These things can make for just terrible, if not treacherous, driving and walking conditions. I’ve seen all kinds of things folks use to try to overcome the conditions: salt, kitty litter, sand, and other melting agents or items to put weight in a vehicle to give them better traction. And still many times the efforts are futile as pedestrians slip and vehicles spin their wheels.
Have you ever felt like that in your spiritual life, like you are just slipping and sliding along, spinning your wheels and getting nowhere for Jesus? I know I have. I’ve found when I feel this way there are a couple of things that I can do to give me some ‘traction’ and get me going again.
- Pray- Nothing does the soul better than to get on your knees (or however you personally pray) and commune with our Lord. He already knows what’s going on in your life, what the problems are and the (possible) shortcomings that are causing them. But tell Him anyway; He loves you and wants to hear from you.
- Take up arms- Put on the Whole Armor of God. How can we fight a fight that we aren’t armed for? We can’t. And make no mistake about it – we are in a spiritual war against a wily enemy.
- Don’t forget your Sword- An unarmed soldier for God is about as good as a car with no tires. Pick up your Bible and put it to its good and proper use: Read it and obey what it says.
- See Ephesians 6:11-18 for further instructions on these steps. J
There’s an old saying that doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is crazy. If you have lost momentum seek the One that can get you moving again.
James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.