Don’t Stay Down

There have been times when getting out of bed in the wee hours was simply herculean. My body would feel heavy and protest. In those moments, I’d feel like I was coming down with ‘something’. I would tell myself to stay in bed. “You don’t seem fine. Perhaps you need to visit the doctor,” I’d rationalize.

Over time, I have observed that at those times, the more I stay in bed, the worse I feel in my body. However, the moment I rouse myself to get up and prep for the day, my aching body adjusts and before I know it, every feeling of ill-being disappears.

Life’s situations and circumstances will attempt to keep you down. In low moments of life, inertia may set in. Despondent feelings will weigh and keep you down. The more you stay down, the worse the situation, yet you can’t seem to find the strength to get up. In some.cases, you don’t even want to get up because the effort seems so pointless. You tell sob stories and hear, “oh sorry.”

Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and loaded down with burdens, and I will give you rest¬†Matthew 11:28 (ISV). ‘Coming’ entails rousing oneself and taking a step.

I challenge you today to get up! Get up from that seemingly hopeless/helpless situation. Don’t stay down. If you do, then you rot in hopelessness and helplessness. If you stay down, your challenge will worsen. If you stay down, wellness will elude you. But if you get up from the ashes, if you shake off despondency, if you stay active, if you take that step and refuse to give up; soon, you will experience a positive change and your situation will turn out well.

Up! let your face be bright, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord is shining on you.” Isaiah 60:1 (BBE)

© 2016 AyotundeElegbeleye

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