Do you wake up in the morning ready to take on the world or are you going through the motions day-to-day?
We are made to live with passion and purpose because that’s how we were created by God.
If you’re like me there are seasons of fire in my soul where I crave God’s Word and my buckets are filled with love and grace and I’m ready to take on the world!
You have seen these people who have that fiery excitement. It radiates from them. They’re spreading God’s Word, they’re helping the needy with a gentle, serving heart. They are living their purpose with passion.
Then there are times of drought when I get lazy. I’m overly busy, not making time to open my Bible or have many excuses on why I can’t make it to church (other activities, need to catch up on sleep, needed family time) too many excuses and lies, no truth.
I know others that are struggling, angry at God for losing a loved one, or for going through something very difficult. This season of drought is also really hard.
Yesterday I had to drag the family to church. It was one of those mornings! After getting there is was so thankful I hadn’t listened to the lies that there was nothing wrong with staying home!
Seeking God when you’ve gone through a drought is hard.
If you’ve found yourself in a drought season, there are ways to get out of it and wake up with that passion and purpose we were created to have!
Your routine has a huge impact on your season. Here are several different tips you can add into your routine to light that fire and pursue your passions.
By waking up and spending 10 minutes in the Word you are creeping out of drought. Day after day (even if you barely remember what you have read) the Word is filling.
Listening to worship music pulls me out of a sad or not so good day. Toby Mac, Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, and Building 429 are all my favorites. If you need some new tunes ask your friends on Facebook! I got a whole new Playlist you doing this last week!
Meeting a Christian mentor or friend that’s further in their walk for coffee always gives me new perspective on life. Having guidance from someone you trust gives you accountability and new or different views on life.
I’ve also found that closing my day in gratitude with prayer keeps me focused on what’s important.
If you’ve found yourself in a drought season, how did you pull yourself out? What routines do you apply to your own life?