7 Steps to Recharge Your Mind
If you’ve ever felt deflated, here are 7 Steps to Recharge Your Mind.
Your extraordinary energy for life usually makes you a force to be reckoned with.
Lately, though, you’ve felt like the energy that usually propels you though just about any challenge is … well … depleted.
This feeling is completely normal and one many have experienced.
Even the prophet who outran chariots and called fire from Heaven found himself running on empty.
Elijah’s journey through this season of his life led him to rest by a brook and be completely dependent upon God for his protection and provision.
Though Elijah may have felt like quitting during this dry time in his life, God had more work ahead for Elijah and gave him exactly what he needed to get recharged and renewed for the journey ahead.
God also has more work ahead for you.
Your journey isn’t over, you just need a little recharge to help you get back on track.
Here are seven powerful steps to help you overcome feeling depleted so you can recharge your mind.
What are the 7 Steps to Recharge Your Mind?
Recharge your Faith
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
In moments you feel as though your energy has come to an end and you don’t have what it takes to keep going, you MUST believe that GOD is REAL and that your dedication for finding Him and His will for your life WILL bring a great outcome.
Power of Purpose
Once you have the foundation of faith, it’s important to add the next step, which is purpose.
Sometimes it’s easy to believe that God is real and that He can do anything in anyone’s life … until that anyone is you.
Yes, God can do anything and use anyone.
That’s a fact.
In your life, YOU are the anyone He can do anything with.
You have a powerful purpose to accomplish on your journey.
You aren’t just an “anyone” in God’s eyes. He knows exactly who you are, where you are, and has a strategic plan and purpose for you to fulfill.
Scripture tells us that before you were born God knew you, that He formed you in your mother’s womb, and had a design for you to do great and mighty things.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13
Fully believing and embracing this step will carry you through every other step…without fail.your massive goals.
How can forgiveness be one of the 7 Powerful Steps to Recharge Your Mind?
Yes, this is another simple yet profound step. Though simple, it’s often one of the most challenging.
Not necessarily in the way you may think.
While forgiveness for others is important, believing that God can and will forgive you is also fundamental.
You’re life is not too broken and you have not failed too big for God to forgive you and use you in life.
This belief is often one the enemy of your soul and even the lies that your mind will feed you in order to force you into giving up.
In the New Testament you can read how Peter preached the opportunity for forgiveness to the very people who persecuted Jesus. (Acts 2:36 – 39).
If those who mocked and spit on their savior, hung him on a cross, and drove nails through his hands and his feet can be forgiven … rest assured YOU CAN be forgiven.
Why would God want to forgive you?
Well, because He has a purpose for your life and can use the very story you have to reach and impact the lives of countless others.
That’s one reason.
The other is because He is a merciful and forgiving God.
He created humans with the ability to think and act. He knew that with that freedom, mistakes would surely happen. So, he also made provision for those mistakes … forgiveness.
God didn’t bring you to this point in your life to leave you.
He brought you to this place in life to become exactly who He called you to be.
Seeking His forgiveness and believing He can and will forgive you is necessary to the renewal process.
The next step on this process of renewal is finding a place of humility.
Let’s take a look at David for a moment.
David is known most for his defeat of the giant named Goliath. He is also known for being a man after God’s own heart.
While David certainly was the victor over Goliath and a man who sought God with his all, he also made some mistakes along the way.
He sent a man to the front lines of battle knowing he would be killed.
Why? So he could hide his sin.
David could have let these mistakes remove him completely from his walk with God, but he didn’t.
He humbled himself before God, took complete responsibility for all he had done wrong, and asked God to forgive him.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10
This action took a lot for David.
It can feel like a grievous step for us as well.
We as humans are funny creatures. While we sometimes don’t feel worthy of forgiveness, we also sometimes find it hard to accept our own mistakes and shortcomings and ask for God to help us … to clean us up … and give us a fresh, new start.
Like David, find a place where you can bow humbly before God. Pour out your heart to Him and ask Him to clean you up and make you new.
It will be the beginning of where your strength is renewed.
Submission to God
Once you have worked your way through the previous steps and you are beginning to feel a little stronger, submission is the step that will place you and keep you on the right track.
Submitting to God and His will for your life is crucial.
The thought of it can make us apprehensive at times.
God is real. He has a purpose for your life. He formed you with a purpose and knows all the good and the bad about you. He is willing and just to forgive you and He is also able to clean up your life and make you completely new.
Making yourself completely submissive to God’s plan and work he has for you is significant.
In fact, the only way to really know you are on the right track and going in the right direction is to yield to what He is asking of you and stop resisting when it “feels” scary.
Jesus knew that in order for humanity to be saved, His blood must be shed.
He literally lived and died for the salvation of His people.
Jesus had the power to overcome those who took him and placed him on the cross.
He had the power to take himself off the cross.
However, he submitted to the cause for which he had been called.
He knew he was the sacrifice that had to be made at that time.
Had he not allowed himself to be crucified on the cross, he wouldn’t have been in the position to go to take the keys to death, hell and the grave …
He also wouldn’t have been in the position to rise again three days later and deliver a message of hope and salvation to his people.
You don’t have to be crucified on a cross to submit to God.
You only have to lay down your wants and desires and be open and willing to take on the mission God has for you.“Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” Luke 22:42
Be Willing to Fail
In the 7 Powerful Steps to Recharge Your Mind is the one we often like to avoid – failure.
There’s a question out there that asks you what you would do if you knew you couldn’t fail.
This question is one to inspire people to take a leap and do something extraordinary, even in the face of their fears.
However, sometimes we must be willing to take the next step even if we know we might fail.
Well, very simply, it’s a part of walking in faith.
God knows the end from the beginning, but we don’t always have the eagle’s eye view of how everything will work out.
What do we do when we don’t know how our story will unfold?
Do it anyway.
Esther’s people were in grave danger of being killed by Hamen.
Although Esther was queen and had great favor with her husband, the King, there were rules in place within the Kingdom that she had to follow.
In order for her to intervene and stop her people from being slaughtered, she needed to speak with the King. Unfortunately, even the Queen could not approach the King without an invitation.
She and her people set out on a three-day fast and then she took action.
Esther did not know if her action would end with failure or success. In her case, failure would mean the end of her life.
Despite not knowing, her faith in God and her belief in the mission propelled her to take the chance anyway.
If the King extended his scepter, it would be his approval of her presence.
If he did not, it would mean she would be killed.
Esther approached her King, her future completely in his will, and stood before him.
Thankfully we can read in the Bible that the King did extend his scepter and that Esther was able to save her people from imminent death.
But, Esther did not know what the result of her action would be.
She took action anyway.
She hoped to succeed, but was willing to fail.
Had she taken no action at all, her people would have surely died. She, most likely, would have also been killed too, since she was one of them.
Great things cannot come from inaction.
You must be willing to fall … willing to fail … all to reach the fullness of what God has in store for you.
Trust the Process
Process is defined as a series of actions taken in order to achieve a particular end.
This means, more often than not, it isn’t just one step that will get you to where you need to be.
It’s often many steps taken consistently over a period of time.
We live in a vending machine and fast food society where most people want the instant delivery of the item they desire.
God is not a vending machine and His plan does not work in the order of a drive-thru express line.
There is a process and you must trust the process.
Look at the story of Noah.
Noah was a man who found grace in the sight of God. This grace led him to being given a mission … to build an ark.
In this period of time none had seen an ark before, in fact, none had ever seen rain.
The mission seemed a little crazy … even pointless.
Yet, Noah trusted God through every step of the process … and the process was a long one.
An ark is not built overnight.
Neither is the life God has designed for you.
Noah had to show up, day after day, even when it felt tedious and looked outlandish.
He had to keep showing up.
You also have to keep showing up.
You have to keep trusting the process … even when it feels tiresome and looks strange to those around you.
Noah’s faithfulness to the process helped him save himself and his entire family. It also created the foundation for a whole new world to come.
Your faithfulness to the process will lead you through every step of your journey and to the designated promises of God.
Get ready to activate the 7 Powerful Steps to Recharge Your Mind!