“Not lagging in diligence, fervent in Spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;”Romans 12:12
Why do believers go through moments of trials, temptations, suffering, persecution and pain? The answer to that ‘why’ is BECAUSE YOU ARE ANOINTED. It’s because of who you are.
In 2 Corinthians 1:21 ” now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God” in this chapter the Apostles shared the tribulations they had to go through to see the Gospel shared with them in Corinthians. Sacrifice is attached to our role; our mission as frontiers of a course.
In gathering experience, the trying of faith plays a vital role. To really show that you have proven something, in this case, the Word, to be able to speak on the integrity of the word and the reality of it, so many times God permits that His children go through some experience. These experiences are more like training; that’s if we choose to see them as such.
There are times you are unpumped, not knowing what to do in those moments in the low ebb. Probably during times when you’re sad, unencouraged as a result of the way life is with you. You can find yourself in such moments, but you must catch yourself and call yourself forth, don’t stay down for too long, don’t let the whispers of the devil get to you. As believers, our lives should be characterized with hope. Hope is the cure for moments of a low ebb. We must keep hope aflame; keeping you less zealous is the enemy’s weapon of mass destruction.
In such moments, give attention to your fellowship with God, your not being pumped is not about you. The enemy has a bigger agenda in keeping you as a believer in the low ebb. In Luke 22:31-33, Jesus spoke to Peter of the enemy seeking to sift him, but Jesus had prayed for him and asked him that “…when you are returned to me, strengthen your brethren “.
Do you see those moments of low ebb is not just about your mood, your feeling or even your mental health? It’s the enemy trying to get you away from fellowship with God. “How do I even stay spiritually fit when in the first place I’m overwhelmed by my situation?” someone might care to ask. Good question and the answer is in leveraging on other believers. Use the strength of other people to find your strength; attend church services. Those moments when you’re weak and you’re going through a lot are the times you need service the most. Don’t miss them. Also, allow other believers to come to your space so they can pray with you or you go look for them and pray together; it could be a prayer partner. You need the company of other believers who will stir you up again.
You must stay Spiritually fit; Remain in constant fellowship with God.
FURTHER READING: HEBREWS 10:21-25, ACTS 4:23-31.
CONFESSION: BY THE SPIRIT, I STIR MYSELF UP, I REFUSE TO WALLOW IN PITY PARTY. I STIR UP THE POWER OF GOD THAT’S WITHIN TO OVERCOME WHATEVER SITUATION THAT MIGHT BE CONFRONTING ME. I DECLARE I’M NOT THE MAN WHO NEEDS PITY PARTY, I’M NOT HELPLESS OR HOPELESS. IN JESUS NAME, AMEN.