Thriving in Survival Mode by Brady Tyler

There are times in my life when the busyness of life just seems to take over. When days blend together and I cannot differentiate one day to the next and without a calendar I could not tell you what I did the day before. I get so focused on what needs to get done that I forget the truly important, or, even worse, that the truly important things become a mere checklist in another day. There are times when reading the Scriptures becomes bland. I will read Scripture in the morning and be thinking that it is good stuff and that I should be excited about but I’m not. From there I usually just spiral down into a good melancholy state when almost everything seems negative. This is especially difficult for us extra introspective people.

When these times hit it especially important to have believers in your life that will come aside to encourage and edify you. Hebrews 10:23-26 says Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.

It also during these times that I’m not thankful to God for all that He is, all that he is doing and will do. Hebrews 12:28 says, Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and fear.

My way out of these times is to meditate on my favorite Scriptures that remind me of what was purchased on the cross for me by Jesus Christ (Matthew 27: 33-53; Romans 8; Ephesians 1:1-12; Hebrews 12: 1-13). I also reflect on who my God is (Isaiah 40). Brady Tyler

2 thoughts on “Thriving in Survival Mode by Brady Tyler

  1. And so we groan—yet do not fall beneath it—but with the understanding that He hears us and has given us a blessed hope with Him- we presevere. Thank you for your transparency and encouragement.

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