I’ve gone through my fair share (and more) of spiritual dry spells and the reoccurring question is “What am I doing?”, meaning I feel like my wheels are turning but I’m not going anywhere. Satan loves to use a man’s need for a quick solution to fix the problem as a weapon against us. We’ll wake up one day and say “Okay I’m going to read my Bible every morning. I’m going to quit my job and go into ministry.” While you should definitely be in the Word daily and perhaps go into ministry if you’re called, those aren’t solely the answers to the problem. At one point in my life, I almost bolted from my industrial sales job to work for my church, but fortunately that door closed. In retrospect, church ministry was not my calling and would have been an awry move.
It’s not that Satan’s coming at us with it like an Apache Helicopter and if we don’t act hastily, we’re done. It’s more like he blew up a bridge that was in our direct path to the spiritual goal we’re pursuing. Sometimes, we say “Ah screw it” because things got tough after facing resistance rather than pushing through.
Let me present a solution that serves as an antidote and cure to these spiritual funks: Authentic Devotion. I don’t intend to tell you that your morning quiet time with God is useless, but if if you’re not getting honest with yourself and with God during this time, then what’s the point? That’s when you’re going to see change. That’s when you’re going to say, “Man, I’m jacked up. But I have Jesus. Bring it, Satan.”
Check out this sermon jam from Ben Stuart on Authentic Devotion