Have you ever felt like you just don’t feel like it right now? Don’t feel like cooking, don’t feel like sewing, don’t feel like typing a report, don’t feel like searching, don’t feel like changing a diaper or giving a bath or fixing a bottle, don’t feel like researching, don’t feel like talking, don’t feel like instructing, don’t feel like working, don’t feel like moving – right now.
As women I’m sure we have all felt this at one point or another, especially women who are fighting to maintain the faith in the Most High. Sometimes, we just don’t feel like it.
However, there is a solution to the “don’t feel like it” state of mind.
I will speak from a personal testimonial as a sister growing in age, spiritual awareness, physical awareness, with a long to-do list- sometimes I just don’t feel like it. But here are a few solutions I found to be successful and productive.
- Know when it is time to be on a break or leave of absence from your normal duties, such pardons include a death in the family, childbirth separation, a divorce or separation, new marriage, physical disability, sickness, etc. After receiving counsel for such events then the below methods on how to rev-up can be followed with ease.
“And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.”
1 Corinthians 7:35
2. Before forcing yourself to complete a task, especially when you have nothing left, pray with sincerity to the Most High for strength, endurance, energy, sobriety of mind, release of a variant attitude, resolution of issues or whatever stronghold is stopping you.
“(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)”
2 Corinthians 10:14
3. Believe Yah*** can help you and talk to him at the on-slot of each weak moment.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Getting to it:
1. Know how long it takes you to complete the tasks at hand and compare to available hours in the day
2. Make a to-do list for multiple tasks in order to clear your head
3. Prioritize the to-do list by task importance
4. Move the low-priority task to the next morning or evening if it can fit into a small time-slot, or even find a good substitution; cooking, for example, can be replaced by take-out – but don’t forget to make it a healthy and dietary lawful choice.
5. If your body is physically tired do what it takes to get adrenaline flowing blood through your system. For example, when I awake in the morning my blood flow is slow, however, I need to do physical labor right away,usually. Even though my spirit is willing my flesh is weak, so, I take something for the flesh which is: a low dose Ginkgo Biloba pill with Black Tea or Coffee. Some other things I’ve tried are: Listening to upbeat music, or eating a 1 coarse meal, or simple exercise- everyone’s solutions may be different
6. Next, don’t think about it just dig in to the tasks and let the Most High God carry you the rest of the way
“The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.”
7. Don’t forget to make it fun and lively; play nice music, hum, play white noise in the background, smile, think of how happy you will be with the finished results, eat your favorite snacks, etc. while working.
8. If the flesh begins to get weak once more do step 2 in the pre-planning section again.
“So that fighting with their hands, and praying unto God with their hearts,…”
2 Maccabees 15:27
There is no need to sugar coat or water down the situation; the lifestyle and walk of a Hebrew Israelite woman is not easy and success is almost purely based upon our faith and will to fight in order to keep our crown
“Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.”
What that means is we must fulfill our obligations with the Most High God through the physical commitments he puts in our lives and spiritual abilities – even when we just don’t feel like it.
“Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.”