Often times we move when the feeling of excitement is burning within us. You hear people complain about how much they have fallen from the things they use to do. Something I know all so well and have come to realize that its because we live based on feelings. However when the feeling is gone, what then? What about the things you wanted to do? Were they emotional escapades?
If we should live our lives based on feelings, we would never accomplish what we set out to do, much more what God has for us to do. Victory comes when we still persevere after the feeling of “I will do this” has gone.
These thoughts bombarded me as I laid on my bed thinking about my prayer life. It is something that I have had better days in and as I pondered on what happen, I realized it dwindled because of feelings. That however, should not have affected my prayer life. You see, prayer is an in and out of season thing. When you feel to and not to but often times we give in to the “not now but later” feeling and that later turns into tomorrow and the next day and before you know it, it’s an entire week with no solid form of prayer. This tends to leave one very weak, miserable and vulnerable to sin (any type).
God knows why he said to pray without ceasing. The minute we cease we create a dark portal for ourselves. Prayer requires consistency. Consistency with Christ will breathe consistency for anything else. I am just reminding you (and this goes for anything ), after the feeling would have left you, please know in order to succeed you need to push through. Through the pain, the downs, the laziness and every obstacle to get to the other side. Keep moving even when you feel like standing. Never plant your feet in a stagnant place.
– Candace Cudjoe