Lackluster: Lacking brilliance, vitality, spirit, enthusiasm.
Yeah. That's me as of late. Feeling flat, dry, and unmotivated. Brilliance and enthusiasm are both distant and impersonal at this moment. I am sure the recent disconnect plays a vital role in my mood.
Varying circumstances and situations are easily blamed. Yet, I roll my eyes and see the fleshly justification in such an excuse. Outwardly, I am bogged down by obligation - work, family, fitness. Two weeks ago even, I was amped and ready for a fitness plan led by Allison over at Feeding My Temple. However, I have not worked out for a ridiculously long time. Work is picking up and the load increases with special assigned tasks and projects, let alone my everyday responsibilities. I am in no way complaining. I adore my job. Being busy makes the day go by faster and productivity is one of my favorite things--as odd as that may sound. Family is a day to day issue, with school out, pending vacations, household maintenance, and the bumps along the way maritally speaking.
Trying not to let busyness hoard my days is a task in itself, let alone plugging in to the source that sustains. I know when I need filling. I know where to go when emptiness creeps in. I know what I should be doing. So, why am I sulking, retreating, and isolating myself in a pity party for one? Yeah, I know the answer to that one too.
Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
you make my lot secure.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.
I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
honor will you let your faithful[b] one see decay.
You make known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
What is your cure for feeling flat? How do you gain enthusiasm and refresh with new inspiration?