It’s just another Thursday! Do you ever feel like you get into a funk this time of year? I sure do!! Pastor Steven Furtick of Elevation Church wrote a blog post on this very topic recently (you can check out the full post here: http://www.stevenfurtick.com/personal-development/fight-the-funk/). I wanted to share some of it with you as an encouragement.
Rather than succumb to our funk Pastor Steven gives four points to help shake the funk:
1. Don’t extrapolate your future based on your funk. In other words it won’t last forever, your funk is only a small part of your story.
2. Give yourself the advice you would give to someone else. Just go for a walk. Get some perspective.
3. Don’t justify your funk. It doesn’t help to wallow is self-pity
4. Work, don’t worry. Don’t wait to feel motivated. Work your butt off and the motivation will come later.
Sometimes its just a matter of getting up off of the couch and other times it’s a matter of perspective. Paul speaks of this in his letter to the Ephesians:
“You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4:22-24 (NIV, emphasis mine)
Let’s shake this February Funk by being faithful to what God has called us to do today!