Spiritual Neutral? Out of Gear?

Truck in neutral portraying spiritual neutral
By: AP

Do you ever find yourself in spiritual neutral? Wondering what happened? How did I get here? I was just really enjoying: what God was doing in my life, reading, studying, or participating as His hands. Then it seems suddenly it’s all vanished. It isn’t replaced with discouragement or despair — as sometimes that can happen. But! The drive to spiritually move: read, pray or share Him with others is all gone.

Do you ever wonder where did God go? Was I even following or abiding in the beginning.

Yesterday I ended the day in neutral. Only to find when I awoke, I was still in neutral. So I went back to bed praying to get out of neutral.

As I pondered and prayed the last two days choices came to mind. I had made some action decisions to do when I should have closed the door on temptation.

It’s amazing how when I rebelliously indulge in something (rebelliously because my conscience tells me I shouldn’t) I slip right into spiritual neutral. It’s like I chose to put: an item, event, food, interaction, etc between me and God. Then it’s still sitting in the vie later. Meanwhile, it becomes a bigger battle to remove it because my conscience isn’t as loud about it after I placed it there. Especially if I continue to: use, go, eat, interact etc. But I really felt the lack of desire for spiritual: things, time, studies, and sharing. It’s like I put my life in spiritual neutral.

What a wonderful blessing God gave when He designed us to want communication with Him. Life just isn’t satisfying without God as the focus. But so much more for someone who has once experienced God moving and felt Him directing step by step. Anything can clutter or dim the view if placed in between.

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:12‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Bible

Praise the Lord the glass just keeps getting scrubbed until we behold our Saviour face to face.


Father, thank You for touching my life as I re-surrendered to You this morning. Bless our trying today. Help us as Your women, cling to Your truth. Show us where we chose to block our view of You. Thank You for helping us want to communicate and connect with You. Bring Joy as we search Your word and view Your creation. Help us as the trials, temptations, and distractions have been laid out already to tear our hearts and minds away.

In Jesus name amen


God orchestrates in amazing ways.

Check out what my daily reading was this morning. I titled it “Darkness: Shut it outside the door” under the category: Inspiration. Or read in the Song category the lyrics to the song titled: “God moves in Mysterious Ways.”  Find out what action I took in the post “Shift into Spiritual Gear!”

One Reply to “Spiritual Neutral? Out of Gear?”

  1. Last night I set aside conscience and chose to eat when I knew it was too late. I slept so poorly and woke feeling sluggish and not wanting to get up and read. My Father in heaven new best for me. A child’s cries for me got me up and walking, even had to flip on a light. By the time I got back to bed, I was awake. I didn’t feel the pull to get into the word, but remembered your recent news of going “live” here. He knew what I needed to read. Before I could bring myself to His feet, He had already made a way. Thank-you Jesus.

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