At some point, you may have lost your zeal for the things of God. The cares of this world, the opinions of others and attacks on your life (spiritually and physically) may have caused you to surrender in the midst of the battle. You feel overwhelmed and as if the Lord is distant. You cry out to Him, but your cries seem to fall of deaf ears. You reach out to others, but they are so busy with their own issues that they lack the time and patience to deal with you. So what do you do? Do you give up or do you fight? Do you sink into despair or do you rise up?
You boldly chase God! You start praising God right where you are. He loves our praises...not our pity parties (Psalm 22:3). You get back in the Word of God (the Bible) and study to show yourself approved (2 Timothy 2:15). You repent and renounce any sins/habits that may be separating you from His holiness. Ask Him to create in you a clean heart and a right spirit ( Psalm 51:10). You break off any friendships/relationships that may be interfering with your communion with the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:33). You get around those who will encourage you and build up your spirit...if you can’t find anyone, encourage yourself until God brings the right people into your life ( Psalm 1:1-2). You put on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:11-18) and prepare for battle because the enemy does not want you to restore your relationship with God. Therefore, you must be prepared to pray and fight more than ever (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Jesus never said following Him would be easy, but He did promise the Comforter, the Holy Spirit and His peace (John 14:26-27). You can get your zeal and joy for the Lord back! Boldly chase God!