Salty Lemonade: A Refreshing Twist On The Recipe For Overcoming Adversity

Day 8 of 10 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Have you ever had a moment where you felt like you needed a break? I’m sure we all have. You just want to hop on a plane, or jump in a car and go somewhere far away. Everyone needs a break from time to time. There is so much going on in our individual lives and in the world around us; it can be overwhelming sometimes. How do you make the best of your sense of being overwhelmed? You simply Stop, Drop and Roll. 

STOP – Unnecessary activities, saying yes to things you should be saying no to, stop people pleasing and performing. These things drain us of our energy and spiritual power. When you find yourself doing any of these things ask yourself why. Ask yourself “What is it costing me to continue this way?” The world won’t burn up in a cloud of smoke if you go off the grid for a moment to gather yourself and refresh your spirit. It is necessary if you really want to get out of the cycle of being overwhelmed.

DROP – Drop to your knees in prayer and repentance. Of course, you don’t need to literally get on your knees, but the posture of your heart should be humble submission to God. When you drop to your knees you also drop the false pretending that everything is okay. You drop your mask and the idea that you have it all together. Drop the things you are holding on to and connecting with that aren’t giving you life. You also drop the barriers blocking God from getting to you and you reaching Him. One of the biggest tricks of the enemy is to keep us stuck in activity mode so that we won’t find time to connect with God. There is power in dropping things. 

ROLL – Roll your cares over onto God. Give him all of your worries, fears, anxiety and frustration. We are prone to think that somehow if we hang onto things long enough we can magically find a way to fix them. Any problem that is not submitted to the lordship of Christ in us cannot be handled by him. We must be the one to hand over those things because he is not going to pry them out of our hands. God will allow us to hold on to things until we become tired and weary enough to let them go. 

Your Day Eight challenge is to STOP, DROP and ROLL.