Romans 8:26 (KJV) Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities…
I woke up moody for no just reason. It was one of those days when you feel like just going back to sleep on waking.
With that terrible mood, I knew I wouldn’t be in for a nice time, except I shook myself out of my inexplicable gloominess and braced myself up. I had learnt from experience that my disposition has a way of affecting just about everything.
Funny enough however, rather than address the issue and arrest my mood, I just allowed the lethargy to hang on. It was as if I had it wrapped around my neck.
I dragged myself out of bed, muttered some prayers, struggled to read some verses rather religiously, and off I went: totally demotivated from the very start.
Predictably, events at work didn’t help matters with service disruptions here and there for reasons ranging from service provider issues to unpaid bills. The lassitude was sickening!
To cap my frustration, by 10:00pm, I still hadn't finished my departmental report, details of which I would need to present at a biweekly IT Management Meeting at 8.00am the following morning.
I had been 'coasting' on that task for about two days with all my facts and figures flying loosely about, since I just couldn't find the motivation to do what I had to do and put everything together.
Finally, the report was due for submission and there I was, blank as a bunny!
It was then it occurred to me that I had nurtured that little demon of gloominess a minute too long. I had rocked and rollicked with complacency for one whole day; and at the end of the day I was totally drained!
Surely, the thief cometh not but for to kill to steal and to destroy! (Jh.10:10 KJV)
“Lord, please help…my head has ‘shut down’ again!” I whispered…
"Shake off the beast … " He said to my spirit as I pictured Acts 28 with Paul shaking the viper into the flames in a flash …
I got the message and sprang into action!
1 Corinthians 14:4 (KJV) He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself…
I sang a worship song, blew some tongues and went on praising God in the spirit.
Within 10 minutes, I literally felt rivers of living water flowing from my belly. It was so empowering I couldn’t stop.
Eph.5:18-19 (NIV)…but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
After about only 30minutes in His presence, I had my life back with my joy, strength and motivation fully restored to overflowing!
And guess what? I found the inspiration to complete the report I had been putting off for the past two days; by 11:30pm that night my report was complete and neatly e-mailed to my manager’s box in preparation for our meeting the next morning.
My presentation the next day was a blast; one of my very best ever!
Anyone suffering a ‘power outage?’
You have tolerated that demon and handled it on your own long enough! It’s time to change over your power source and get help!
Spirit of the Living God, I’m demotivated again!
I need you to come to my rescue, quicken my mortal body, help my infirmities and light my fire again!
Please fill me afresh, empower me and In fact, baptize me once again!
Light my candle and enlighten my darkness.
Give me oil in my lamp and keep me burning for You once again! Till that glorious day!
Funmi Adebayo (c) 2013