I have felt so empty lately; when I feel this way I want to give up. I talk myself into reverting back to my old habits. How can I get out of this slump?
When I feel empty inside it is usually because I am feeding my flesh and not my spirit. I take a look at what my daily life consists of and evaluate whether or not I am living in accordance to Gods directives. First and foremost I should love Him with all my heart, mind and soul. When I concentrate on God’s love for me and my love for Him it I get filled from the inside out. This foundation allows me to move on to the next step loving my neighbor as myself.
How do I show that God is my center? I start out each day with reading His word. I think of how I can apply His word to my life. I pray and ask for His guidance. I trust that He hears my prayer. Life here on earth is a challenge. Knowing that God will never leave me nor forsake me and loves me always regardless of my circumstances fills me each day and gives me the strength to keep on keeping on. Other things I do to help stay focused on His love for me are: listen to Christian music, listen to Christian radio, fellowship with other Christians. With God as my center I am filled from within. The emptiness goes away. I have the strength to walk the walk.
Deuteronomy 6:4 “You should love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength.”
Leviticus 19:18 “You shall not take vengeance nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.”
Hebrews 13:5 “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For he Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”