Exhausted is an understatement.

Have you ever noticed that the further we go from our relationship with the Lord, the more drained we feel? No amount of coffee or sleep seems to do justice!

Going back into an old (and way too familiar) routine seems easier. Sometimes we slowly allow those moments to turn into days, weeks, and maybe even years.

We must be honest with ourselves. Why is it easier to space, dismiss, and avoid altogether the most important relationship we’ll ever have in life? Think of all the times when your heart was at complete rest. How close were you to your heavenly Father? Were your passion, attentiveness, and devotion constant? Did you pray with honesty, resolve and complete surrender?

You can use your authority in Christ to combat the enemy in spiritual warfare, instead of ignoring the enemy as he continues to work. But sometimes we fall away from the battle and revert to worldly solutions being overtaken by distractions. When we realize that this is happening, we can snap back into the reality of the truth.

Sometimes we give in to our own desires—becoming slaves to our transgressions instead of living in liberty through what Jesus accomplished on the cross. We need to stop picking up what we have already laid down!

Trust and have faith in God that he is with you through every victory and every storm. Instead of falling into the trap of the enemy’s interruptions, we need to press into the truth of God’s word, what’s righteous, and what leads us into his Kingdom. When we’re exhausted, it may be because we’re filling our cups with things of this world.

But “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” (Matthew 5:6 NKJV)