When You Don't Feel Like It

Nathan Ros

Do you ever have moments or come to a point when you are just not motivated? You hit a wall spiritually.  Suddenly, you don’t feel like going to church. You don’t feel like reading God’s Word. You don’t feel like caring. What are you doing at that moment? Do feelings win? Will you make a rushed decision based on feelings? How many millions of people in human history have made life-altering decisions in moments of spiritual, emotional, or physical weakness, only to later regret the irreversible decisions! If you’d like to avoid these regrets, take a moment, and consider some ways to deal with times when “you don’t feel like doing what is right…”


1. Accept that you are human.

Realize that everyone has these feelings. You are not inferior because of this.  All of us go through times in our lives when we feel this way. Even the best Christians in the Bible both in New Testament and Old Testament have been through this time.

2. Don’t make a big decision when your decision-maker is broken.

Don’t make a big decision when we are “drained” spiritually, physically, or emotionally. Our minds are not ready to make a major decision during that time. Most people make the wrong decision when they are not thinking right. So, sit out a major decision when you are a “wreck” spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

3. Guide your life with God’s Word and not your emotions.

Most people make a rushed decision based on feelings and not on the foundation of God’s Word. When you are faced with a hard decision, make sure what you are doing is based on the Word of God. When in doubt, always take the high road!

4.     Get wise counsel.

The Bible says, Proverbs11:14 “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.” Proverbs 15:22“Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.”  Get wise godly people to help you make and confirm the decisions that you are faced with.

5. Enjoy the outcomes of wise decisions.

The decision of a truth-led and biblical life over an emotion-led life is one of far fewer regrets and far greater rewards. Take for instance the man who firmly plants himself in faithful local church attendance, versus the man who occasionally attends “when he feels like it.” These two roads lead to very different places over five or ten years. Planting the right seeds now, and planting more seeds tomorrow, and the next day will have a very big reaping season of good fruit when harvest time comes! Keep making wise bible based decisions, you will reap the right outcome!

Someone said this, “When feelings don’t line up with truth, go with truth and without a doubt—feeling will eventually follow!”

“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” (2 Corinthians 10:5)

Nathan Ros

Bro. Ros does a great job in every aspect of ministry that he serves in! He leads our Khmer ministry, youth ministry, and is the teacher of the Grace Adult Bible Class. He and his wife have four wonderful children.

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