Focus Verse: In fact, I don’t understand why I act the way I do. I don’t do what I know is right. I do the things I hate. Romans 7:15 (CEV)
“What is wong with me? I’m just not feeling it!”
My clothes were starting to fit a bit snug and I knew what that meant. It’s time for me to get serious about working out again.
Some people can eat whatever they want, have no knowledge of what a kettle bell is, let alone how to use it, and remain the same size their entire life.
Unfortunately that’s not me, I have always had to work on maintaining a healthy weight. And latey, I hadn’t been doing much of that work. Life happened, schedules changed and before I knew it, what was once a daily routine became a mere afterthought based on how I felt that day.
I knew I needed to get back into my routine, but I just wasn’t feeling it. Nothing about “workout” has me NASCAR racing to be the first person in the parking lot when they open. Once I get there though, I’m good. I’m reminded that I do actually enjoy the time and it gives me encouragement to go again.
My relationship with the gym, reminds me a lot of my relationship with spending alone time with God. I don’t always feel like it, but I know it’s good for me. Once I get there, in the company of Christ, I’m reminded how much I enjoy it and I am encouraged to meet with Him again.
We can’t base our decisions to do things on how we feel. Our feelings are ever-changing. We may not feel the way we felt yesterday and vice versa. Our decisions in life, as well as on our Christian journey, can’t be based solely on our feelings. If our decision to go to work was solely based on how we felt, from day to day, some of us would never get there. And if we base building our relationship with Christ on how we feel some of us would never pray, read our word, or participate in corporate worship!
Let’s make a declaration today that we aren’t going to let our feelings govern our decision-making. But instead we will walk in maturity and do what we know is best for us.
Prayer: Father thank You for that great reminder. So many times I can get caught up in how I feel. And although you created me to have feelings for a reason, in the past I have abused it and just used it as an excuse to be lazy, please forgive me. I declare on today, I will make my decisions based on what I know pleases You. And help me to remember this declaration, in times when I just don’t feel like it. In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen!