Spiritual Lethargy

Spiritual Lethargy

Scripture: Proverbs 6:1-End


Wow! We had a great idea yesterday about being an overly sensitive leader. Today, I’d like to discuss a leader’s potential pitfalls from a different angle, specifically one I’ve labelled “spiritual lethargy.” I like how the defines it: “Spiritual lethargy may be defined as a state of indifference and/or inertia with regard to one’s own spiritual growth and vitality.” I was trying to think of another word for lethargy besides laziness.

Let’s take a closer look at the effects of lethargy on a Christian leader’s life if our definitions of the terms are accurate. One or more of the following signs and symptoms may be caused by lethargy: adjustments to mood. reductions in mental or physical alertness. fatigue.

In addition, and assuming that these symptoms are accurate, how can spiritual laziness be overcome? It is urgent to consider everything on the list below, which also includes the following:

  1. Consider Your Need
  2. Seek to Know God Truly
  3. Consider Death and Judgment
  4. Seek to Have Christ’s Love Constrain You
  5. Consider the Omniscience of God
  6. Seek to Get Your Heart Engaged Towards Duty
  7. Resolve Not to Be Slothful
  8. Consider the Majesty of God

I am aware that a person who exhibits spiritual lethargy lacks zeal and passion in their spiritual life because of the absence of the work of the Holy Spirit of God. Yes! I’ll admit that this is probably about me in terms of my lack of prayer sometime in the race.

In my years as a Christian leader, I have learned that prayer is essential to my spiritual development. My effectiveness as a leader increase as I pray more; conversely, as I pray less, my effectiveness decreases. Each time I am prayerless, I lose interest, passion, and zeal for God’s work, but when I am prayerful, I grow spiritually stronger and move more quickly.

Friends, one of my weaknesses is that I frequently go without praying. The good news is that when I do, I quickly come to my senses and start praying once more. If you are such a leader, what happens to those who were unable to return so easily? To help you get back on your feet and become the great leader God intended you to be, I encourage you to look for other areas where you might need spiritual direction, speak with your spiritual mentors, and rely on the Holy Spirit.

Finally, I want to encourage you to reach out to someone you know who is spiritually highly regarded without feeling embarrassed. Make sure not to spend an extended period without praying. The devil is skilled at keeping you from praying for a long time because prayer is the solution and staying in constant prayer makes you an overcomer.



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Pastor Bob.

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Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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