Sometimes it is so hard to move beyond what is going on inside. For me at least. It is hard for me to exercise when I don’t want to. Or, not shop when I don’t need to. Or, go to bed on time to be refreshed for the next day when my mind is swimming with ideas that I need to get on paper…see where this is going?
What do you do when you get in a rut – of feelings? Monday mornings can be like that. Especially after a busy weekend. Or, a week that never really ended because there was such a long “to do” list. There is always an issue of the internal locus causing such a ruckus on the external physical being – which is the exact reason that we must ALWAYS have a positive productive mindset.
My husband wasn’t feeling well this weekend. Though we pushed through the weekend doing the things we needed to do for the household, as well as few extracurricular things we committed to, I could tell something was wrong. He took a nap on Saturday, which is not like him. He will keep going and going (until I burn him out…) but this time he took a nap. On Sunday evening when we returned from dinner with my mom, he asked me to pray for him. This is not something that would surprise me since we pray for each other all the time. I asked him was there something specific he wanted me to pray for? He answered, “No.” Though I was tired, and wanted to go to sleep myself, the thought that immediately came to my mind was – what would happen if this was his last request and I feel asleep?
I began to pray for him. Of course I prayed for his health and strength. Followed by whatever was attacking his body be removed. I prayed for wisdom and guidance from the Lord. That’s always needed. I prayed that he fulfill the purpose and destiny God has own his life…then, I began to pray God’s Word over this man of God.
I prayed that he be blessed in the city, blessed in the field, blessed when he comes and when he goes. I prayed that he knows he is the head and not the tail, that he comes before and not after. I prayed that he knows that the last shall be first and that the first be last. I prayed that whatever he places his hands to God will blessed.
As you can tell from a brief example of my prayer it went on for a while lol. I know that the prayers of the righteous availeth much – so much he feel asleep. The confidence and trust that we have when we know the WORD surpasses all of our understanding. In times of trouble or “feelings” it will move you beyond them. I have learned the hard way that it is better to harken your heart when the spirit tells you to move, than it is to ignore it.
I’m glad I was able to hear God when my husband asked for prayer. It turned out to be exactly what we needed to preclude a busy weekend while preparing us for a peacefully restful night. What do you do to move beyond your feelings when you don’t feel like it? I would love to hear what you do. Is there a special song, poem, or scripture that you have? Maybe a favorite path you like to take when walking? A friend you speak to? Do you go to the Lord in prayer? Or, journal – let’s try it to day. Take your journal and journal the steps you take to “move beyond your feelings” – better yet, let’s Journal the Journey TOGETHER!