How often do we sit and pray for God to open the right doors and let us glide through life? I’ve been there. Have you ever tried to read your Bible and you just doze off and start thinking about the new series you started on Netflix? It sucks to admit, but it happens ever so often. I’m finding myself in this spot. I wanted to write a super powerful post that can help, but I’m just not feeling it.Sometimes we doze off and get distracted but it doesn't mean we are far from God. Click To Tweet
The issue with “not feeling it” is that we feel like we’re failing at our faith. Think about it? You feel like you failed God when you’re trying to pray but your mind wanders to what you have to do that day. Then you see people who prayed for 5 hours and then you feel like you’re not a good Christian because 30 minutes seemed tough. The thing about these moments is that they trick you into thinking that you’re not being faithful.
But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace. | Romans 11:6 (ESV)
It’s bound to happen but does that make you less of a follower of Jesus? Not at all. Romans 11:6 may be bigger than this, but it’s also a reminder that even if we get distracted or just don’t feel like our heart is in it at the moment, it does not mean we lose our salvation. We are flawed beings and the greatness of God is that He will always wait until we get it together and start where we left off.
I think these moments are a distraction and always extra hard because we place the burden on ourselves. But we have to remember this is not an indication that our faith isn’t in the right place or that our relationship with God is going off the path.
Do you ever encounter these moments? I know I go through them a lot but I know. Maybe I’m speaking to myself, but it’s something that we need to remember that sometimes it just doesn’t flow, but we shouldn’t beat ourselves up for.