Feeling drained? It’s normal.
Many things are pushing and pulling us: family life, personal life, professional life are all attached and drain your energy. When you realize you are feeling drained, tired, depressed, over-run…you have to have the sense enough to regenerate! Fear and doubt cause even more malnutrition but if we know how to get in touch with Our God, we can take authority over fear, doubt, hopelessness because we know how to use His Word as strength. Past victories are a source of strength, too.
Once you know you need to regain strength, you must pay close attention and make the decision to plug-in to Our God’s strength: The ONLY TRUE POWER SOURCE. Some of us are chasing our own tails because we don’t have sense enough to go to God and plug-in to His strength.
How do we rejuvenate once we realize we are weak and God is the way? We plug-in to Him by doing the following:
Read/Meditate on His Word – Do not be lazy.
The more lazy, the more you will become depleted. Our souls require Spiritual Growth in Christ. So many of us have weeds growing in our hearts. Those weeds begin to crowd us and they leave little to no room for us to grow beauty. Those weeds have to be cut down in order for us to see our way through and have FAITH to believe that we do not suffer for nothing, but we suffer and make it through those things because Jesus Christ conquered all through His death and RESURRECTION. GROW UP and stop letting the enemy keep you bound, but be free in the freedom God gives you by the power of His strength! ***Spending time with God makes those weeds die and clear out your heart so you can experience the beauty of Christ. Isaiah 55:13 NLT***
Pray His Word.
Don’t be so lazy that you don’t know what He says in His Word in order to use it in your prayers. Did you know that God watches over His Word to perform it? Did you know that understanding His Word shows God that you care enough to become nurtured by His Word? Strength is found in His Word. Obedience is found in His Word. Many of us are repeating the same stuff because we don’t pay attention to the instructions God gives us. Here again, promote RELATIONSHIP not religion.
When you know that God gives us grace and mercy, it compels the BELIEVER to offer praise unto God. If you don’t praise Him, you can’t add power to your supply.
Here again, worship God for how great and majestic He is, a part of what He is doing for you. Worship because He is sovereign, He has all power, He holds everything in His hand, He is able because His being overrules all other beings…
There is no growth in laziness, no energy if you are not willing to do some work (Catch that!) In other words, if you skip 1 for 3 and 4 for 2, you are still depleted! There are no shortcuts to being FULLY CHARGED! I challenge you to plug-in to God and unplug from people.
2 Corinthians 12:10 NLT That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Jeremiah 1:12 ESV Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it.”
Isaiah 55:11 NIV so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
Ephesians 3:12 ESV in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.
Romans 5:2 ESV Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.