Emotions can either get in the way or motivate us to make a move, to change the direction we are going in, to reach towards a worthy cause or goal. Emotions and pain tell us something. They tell us there’s a problem, a need, an issue to be addressed. In the last two weeks, we talked about senior citizens being unresolved in body and mind. Today we are going to be talking about being unresolved – being stuck – in spirit. I am using the terms spirit and emotions interchangeably.
Sometimes we feel down and we don’t know why. Sometimes we do. Personally, I do not want emotions to influence my decisions. I do not want to be stuck in a feeling, or in a state of uncertainty. When this happens, I am unable to focus on what I need to do and am not able to process thoughts. That is a very frustrating state to be in. When that happens, I just need to stop, regroup, and move on. The battle here is not mental, but spiritual. Even as I was typing this, I was losing focus.
To overcome this obstacle, we need to get our eyes on Jesus and His words. Jesus, help me to focus. Lord, I need Your help, I need Your help in body, mind, and spirit. This is the prayer that I am saying right now as I type this, and this is my prayer for you as well. I am praying Eph. 3:16 for all of us, that “He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man.”
It is possible to get out of this unresolved state by calling on Jesus, by seeking Him, by allowing Him to move in our spirit and change our hearts. We can act on what we know and keep seeking to know Him – personally, intimately, deeply, in the same way, that He knows and loves us. That’s not religious talk, because that would not help. That is a practical step we can take right now – talk to Jesus. Pour your heart out to Him, and let Him pour His heart into you.