In the previous post we looked at three steps to take when you find yourself empty and depleted. By way of a quick recap, here they are:
- Retreat—Make time to initiate a renewal process.
- Assess—Ask the Holy Spirit to search your heart on every level.
- Repent—Respond to the Holy Spirit’s conviction, calling sin what it is.
Identifying the problem, however—while a great start—isn’t enough. Where do you go from here. I have found two final steps to be needful:
It does little good to assess if there is no resulting change. Based on the assessments you made with the help of the Holy Spirit, what do you need to realign moving forward?
And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.—Psalm 139:24
For me, the realignment I need is usually in one of these four areas, and so I immediately look for potential adjustments in these: (more…)