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Breaking out of Your Slump

Four habits to revive your spiritual life!

A jacket zipper that has been partially zipped up.

 

”It’s not about changing your circumstances but changing your perspective.”

—Mark Jobe

THIS WEEK’S BOLD STEP DEVOTION


We’ve all gotten into a slump where we can’t seem to do anything right—like athletes who aren’t hitting or throwing the ball well. Whether it’s sports, school, or work, mental, financial, or spiritual, we all unfortunately encounter times where things don’t seem to be going our way. We feel tired, overwhelmed, impatient, or even discouraged. The thing about being in a slump is you typically have no idea how you got there or how to break out of it.

If you find yourself in a spiritual slump right now, there is hope—even when the Enemy says otherwise. It’s not a one-size-fits-all remedy that fixes everything right away, but it’s a good place to start: Go back to what you did at first. It’s like when your zipper gets stuck—you zip it backward in order to go forward. The same holds true for our relationship with God. We need to go back to the basics!

A few years ago, I discovered that Psalm 100 held the key to breaking out of a spiritual slump with these four basic habits:

  • Singing: “Enter His gates with thanksgiving.” We need to choose to operate in a habit of joy even before joy shows up.
  • Recognizing: “Know that the LORD is God.” We must wake up every day and recognize that God is our God, both intellectually and experientially.
  • Thanking: “Give thanks to him and praise his name.” A thankful person is all about what is good and right and who God is.
  • Acknowledging: “For the LORD is good and his love endures forever.” The love of God is steady, steadfast, faithful, and unchanging. It is not based on emotion.

I believe that if you commit to reading this psalm every day, you will soon get recharged and break out of your slump. Start now by clicking the link below!

Listen to the sermon series: Breaking the Slump

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Ministry Update from Mark


Calling all ladies to join us on the campus of Moody Bible Institute for our annual Called conference, a one-day training event designed to equip women who currently serve in ministry leadership or who desire to serve wherever God leads. The best part about this day is that you’ll connect with other ministry leaders who share a similar passion and vision for their lives. It’s all happening on Saturday, April 13, 2024!

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