Saturday, August 6, 2011

Get Back In The Game

The last few days I have been feeling as if I'm floundering about...just kind of an uneasy feeling on the inside. Kind of like I'm struggling to stay on top of it all. I haven't felt this way in a long time. There's been no putting my finger on what the problem is. Friends keep asking me if everything's okay and I keep saying yes. Really it is. The eye surgery went great...doc said it went perfect and he couldn't have asked for better. Praise God! It was all because of Him! I keep thinking it's because I'm so tired from just not sleeping well. Maybe it is the reason. But no...I don't really think so. Then today something just sort of "popped into my head"...

It's time to get back in the game. Get back in the game!!...I pondered that for a while. I haven't been really sloughing off what I should be doing...just been slacking a bit. Oh...I have lot's of excuses. Eye's been very hard to see clearly. Really tired...lack of sleep for 8 days. Can't concentrate...same reason. All just excuses. I am so good at making them. So, today I believe that the thought that just "popped into my head" was put there by the Lord. He wants me to get out of this funk I found myself in the last couple of days and...Get back in  the game!

Get back in His Word! Even if I have to listen to it on my IPad and not read it out of my Bible! Do what it takes to get His Word going back into me. Get back to talking to God on a regular basis...not just when I feel the need! Get back to His blog and reading the posts all of you write...they always help to encourage me. Talk to friends. Just really...Get Back In The Game!!

Satan likes nothing more than to get us discouraged when we are already down. Like myself...sometimes we don't even know something is wrong just really goes wrong! We just blame all of what we are feeling on the life circumstances we are going through at the moment. For me, once I hit that edge and start going over it's kind of like a slip and slide feet go out from under me, the uneasy feeling begins...then floundering about starts. I have made a new commitment. Get back to God and everything I know He has called me to do. If I can't read...listen. If I'm floundering...due what I need to do to stop it.

Get Back In The Game!!

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (AMP)

16Therefore we do not become discouraged (utterly spiritless, exhausted, and wearied out through fear). Though our outer man is [progressively] decaying and wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day after day.
    17For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!],
    18Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.


My daily walk in His grace! said...

Hi Chelle - I know what you mean. Sometimes I feel all anxious and unsettled and I can't focus on anything and everyone irritates me, little things hassle me - then I think about when last did I spend time with God. Its amazing how perspective changes, even if circumstances don't, when we spend time in His word and praising and thank Him.
God bless

Stella said...

Thank you! This was very timely for me. I can really relate to it. God bless!

Anonymous said...

Good to see you back! I'm glad to hear your surgery went well. Nice post.

Child of God said...

Hi Chelle,
Staying in the Word can be tough in a busy life. I love the Bible on CD and I have listen to it many times while driving to and from town, we have a 40 minute drive so we, kids and I, get in a lot of Bible time. Bible on your ipod is great too!


Debbie said...

I'm so glad you stopped by Heart Choices so I could find your blog. If there's one thing that has helped me get through tough times, it's staying in the Word. Having that daily quiet time is like manna for my heart and soul. Staying connected to the Lord is vital. Satan loves to steal our joy. But when you belong to the Lord, you have LIFE. I have friends who listen to the Bible on tape and love it.

I'll be back.

Blessings and love,

Reformed rebel said...

A big Thanks to all of you ladies for stopping by with all of your encouraging words. You are truly blessings!

God bless all of you...Chelle