Get up off of… what?
That’s right! Sometimes we’ve just got to shake ourselves out of the funk that we’re in. At times life is so predictable: Eat, work, sleep, eat, work, sleep. And we wonder why we feel so depressed sometimes? There’s no sense of adventure being cultivated in our lives.
Have you ever wanted to be adventurous, but your body simply said, “Not tonite…. you’re too tired, just rent a movie and order a pizza.” Or maybe you wanted to do something, but you felt like a prisoner of your own apartment. What’s that about? It’s like once you get home you can’t leave. Ever been there? How do we overcome our emotions, our physical tiredness, our slothfulness? I like how the Apostle Paul said it, (in the Message Bible):
Rom 12:11 Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master.
My “Inner-City-Version” would be… “Don’t be depressed! Get up off ‘a that thang! Get excited about Jesus again!!”
Someone once said, “the jouney of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” I believe it’s time to take that step. You might not be sure where it will take you, but that’s the exciting part. Step out of your boat today. Do something different, and watch how exciting life can be again!!