February 23rd

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!


One thought on “February 23rd

  1. Hi Keezers!
    Thanks for this blog. I always find February the longest month, even though it is the shortest. Very timely – get up and get moving!! We have had excellent weather to get out for those necessary walks.

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