What To Do When You Do Not Desire God

There will be times in everyone’s life when you do not desire God. The important thing to remember is that it is during these times that we need to be more intentional about our time with Him. He is the Lord of all and there is NO ONE who will direct us, love us, or protect us more.

When You Do Not Desire GodSomeone once said to me, “I just don’t have the desire to read the Bible, strengthen my faith, or pray (to make a change). Shouldn’t I have a desire to do these things?” In the moment I really was not sure what to say. And honestly, I am fairly new at this , trying to be bold in my faith (Eph. 6:20). So I said nothing, though I truly felt that this probably was not a correct way of thinking.

So this is my answer to this beautiful soul. NO!!! Do not wait for emotion to guide you, go back to truth, stand on truth.

Let’s look at it from a different relational standpoint. You are married, and madly in love. Your other half asks something of you. You are bone tired, you worked all day, and all you really want is to sit down and relax. You donot desire to do this thing for them. But you love this person so you forgo the rest for a little while and do as they asked. It is the same with your son’s history diorama, you sisters 31 party or your best friend’s blog. We all do thinkg for those we love even when we do not really have the desire to do them.

Why?

  • We love them.
  • Because we want to please them
  • It is the right thing to do

We should always focus on truth and not desire!

So, what is our truth?

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Eph. 6:12)

And since this is true we should:

“Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” (Eph. 6:13).

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” (II Timothy 3:16).

So whether we desire to or not, we should read His word everyday.

When You do not Desire God

The Bible says, “you do not have because you do not ask.” Our Father gives good gifts (Matthew 7:11), but we must come to Him in prayer. He is our source of all things, so whether we desire to or not we should pray (Phillippians 4:6).

All of it will get easier with time and the more that you see God move in your life the more that desire will grow.

Please do not wait for the desire to come!

Maybe you had the desire when you were first saved. You read your Bible and spent time in prayer, building that new relationship with God. But then things drew you away from Him. You stopped listening to the Holy Spirit’s urgings and started listening to that other voice. The one saying, “Oh, I will do it later, I am just too tired,” or “I am late for work, I will get to it this afternoon.” I do not have to tell you that this was the voice of the devil and he got exactly what he wanted (John 10:10).

Stop listening to the voice telling you that you must have a desire to get close to God. He is a liar and a deciever, go with truth.

when you do not desire God

Pray for God to open your eyes to the wiles of the devil (Eph. 6:11). Get in God’s word so that you have truth to fight the lies.

Do it because:

  • You love Him
  • Because you want to please Him
  • And because it is the right thing to do

There will be times in everyone’s life when you do not desire God. The important thing to remember is that it is during these times that we need to be more intentional about our time with Him. He is the Lord of all and there is NO ONE who will direct us, love us, or protect us more.

Blessings,

Amy

Do you have a prayer request in this area of your life? Comment below or send me an email and I will pray for you.

 

 

 


 

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Here at The Quiet Homemaker I aspire to live a peaceful, quiet life as Paul urged the Thessalonians. God has blessed me with an amazing husband and three wonderful boys. He entrusted them into my care and I want to please Him by caring for them in a way that brings Him glory. I want to show them a quiet and peaceful life, where they work with their hands and tend to their own affairs and then reap the rewards of a job well done. The best way to show them this is through my example. Read More…

 

 

 


 




 


 


 

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