How many times have you said it, or at least thought it? Lord, I’m tired. I have no more faith. My glass isn’t half full…it’s empty.
I heard a great sermon this Sunday by my friend, Pastor Daryl Stavros. “It’s not necessarily our faith that wears out, it’s the energy it takes to move our faith that is low on fuel,” was the premise of his message.
We’ve all had that sinking feeling when we tried to start our spiritual engine and there was nothing in the tank to spark ignition. That grinding sound of a stalled effort is enough to rob our confidence and reinforce the isolation that keeps us from the very things that would propel us forward.
I find this true with many areas of my life. From daily housework to novel writing to time for friends, my capacity for forward movement is thwarted by an empty tank of faith and inspiration.
Where do we find the energy boosters we need to have powerful faith?
- Spend time in your prayer closet. Find out what God has to say to you.
- See the big picture and know where you fit in.
- Practice fellowship with other believers. Intimacy is a gift of fuel.
- Notice the little things each day. There is splendor and inspiration in everything around you.
- Praise Him and call out to Him for fresh anointing.
We can fill our tanks with these simple fuels so that when we put our faith in gear it will go! If we are engaged in motion, we are less likely to give away our confidence and more likely to see God’s plan for our life.
What has God promised you? You will need a well fueled faith to see it through.