The truth is, the very hard truth is, that sometimes we can be doing everything right on the surface but still feel dead inside. There can be so many different reasons for these feelings of nothingness. For me, the nothingness-feeling comes from:
...and probably a myriad of other things that just aren't popping into my head right now at this late hour. But, just like we talked about yesterday, feelings aren't Gospel Truth. God is so much bigger than anything we could ever put on that list, so much so, that we can be radically free from the process of just going through the motions.
Just one more note before I leave you with a song, sometimes we go through the motions because we want to avoid uncovering pain, sorrow, depression, etc. But, if we continue to let that remain stuffed down, the deadness inside will not go away. It is in the offering up, despite the potential pain, that allows the fullness of life in. God can use that pain (even if it is so unfathomable now) to bring this life more so than going through motions could ever elicit.
I hope this video brings encouragement.
Challenge: Has there been a time in your life when you felt like you were just going through the motions? How did you get out of it? Please share in the comments for others to glimpse at the hope that awaits. Are you currently in this state? Are you willing to ask God to show you the root cause?
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