This is the seventh post in a 31 day series on Commitment. Click here to view posts by day.
Commitment Day 7
Committed to Feeling Love… even When You Don’t Feel Loved.
Yesterday was a weird day for me. I mean it started as usual. It probably even sounds normal: I woke up (and that’s a gift from God), went to church with my fiancé - which I love, we shared lunch at his parents’ house with his brother and girlfriend –love them, then I went to work with my man (yes, it’s football season so he works EVERY day including Sundays but since Sunday is injury call it isn’t counterproductive if I join him), following that we attended life group. It was a good Sunday…
Only somewhere in there something just didn’t feel right. Ever have those days? I mean you’re surrounded by amazing people but feel alone… or you have awesome plans but no desire to see them through…
Now, a huge issue I have is when Christians sit around and talk about how their week was ‘just another week’ or ‘kinda boring’ and it rubs be the T-Total wrong way!! We are born again as Christians! We have New Life! The Holy Spirit LIVES IN US!!!
Isn’t that enough to be excited about?! Shouldn’t that turn our ‘kinda boring’ in to complete excitement?
As a church body lately we’ve been hearing sermons and discussing the lies that the devil wants us to believe and the Truth that Christ wants us to stand in. When the preacher first began this series he brought to us common lies the devil wants us to believe. That we are unworthy, unchangeable, unloved, unheard, and unseen.
Well…let me tell you! Yesterday was a feeling ‘un-something’ kind of day. I have been struggling with feeling relevant in my job, feeling valued by other people, and feeling passionately loved by those I passionately love.
In my bible study this evening I was reminded of this very important truth:
“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.” Hebrews 13:5
In those times you feel unworthy, unloved, alone… know this Truth: Christ who IS Love will never leave you.
I am committing to feeling Love (to feeling Christ, knowing He IS Present) even when I do not feel loved.
What lie does the devil whisper most to you? How can God’s love help you realize the Truth from that lie.