Do Something About It
Do you ever have those days where you just don’t feel like yourself? Sometimes those days can turn into weeks or even months. I can honestly say, that happens to me more than I would even like to admit to myself. I can feel totally “on it,” then months later I feel burned out or completely dry. It can feel like wandering around in a desert with no sane person in sight. Why do we allow ourselves to get to this point? Can’t we just force ourselves into moving past that dry stale feeling? Well, truth is, there is a way out. We just must be either tired enough to do something about it, or even better, we can walk in our freedom that we find in Christ to actively do something about it.
Many Christians run around claiming that “the devil is after them!” Truth is, he is. That’s his mission. But there is much more going on behind the scenes. If he can get you to believe his lies, he can keep you wandering around. He can keep you feeling stuck or void of any kind of freedom. Satan is a liar. There’s no mincing words when it comes to those facts. “…He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44). But we must choose to believe the truth.
A great teacher once told us something that has become a large foundational truth: “we must stop looking at what the devil is doing, and start looking at what God is doing.” We are God’s precious daughters. He wants us to see what He is doing amid every situation we go through, the good and the bad. The truth is, we find out what we are made of through the most difficult times of our lives. When our dry day turns into an entire dry season, we find out what our faith is rooted in. “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks” (Luke 6:45). What we put into our hearts is what will define us through the difficult times.
This week, as you contemplate about your difficult season, or those seasons that you have had in the past, allow God to reveal the contents of your heart. Just as we prepare our cabinets for a storm, or stock our medicine cabinets for flu season, so also must our hearts be prepped for all seasons of life. God desires us to know that we don’t have to “lie down and take it.” A difficult season may not change because you are a child of God, but how you respond to it should! Remember, you are an heir of the King. You are a daughter of the Most High. A warrior in the army of God. You have a choice to stay where you are, or to do something about it. I choose doing.