After Elijah experienced God move mightily upon the mountaintop, his joy was short-lived due to following opposition. God’s instruction to Elijah during his depressed state provides direction for our own troubled souls.
Dealing with Emotions
- Anyone can follow God during the revival, but only mature believers can follow Him during the routine.
- Your emotions can be one of your greatest friends and yet one of your greatest enemies.
- It is supremely important to learn how to grow from the spiritual highs without becoming dependent upon them.
Coming Down from the Mountain (1 Kings 19)
- Don’t let fatigue, fear, faithlessness, or frustration distract you from God.
- Despair often leads to a self-centered perspective.
- My boast today can become my complaint tomorrow.
- We need a revelation of God more than we need an answer from God.
- When we only anticipate the fire from God’s hand, we often overlook the whisper from God’s mouth.
- Sometimes, the only way to combat discouragement is to continue faithfulness.
4 Lies Associated with Anxiety
- God’s response to Elijah helps us understand what we should do when anxious.
- When discouraged, listen to God, finish the task, invest in another, and surround with support.
- These four action items help combat lies associated with anxiety.
- God can’t help you.
- God continued to reach out to Elijah in his trials.
- God is near and able to help you work through any level of anxiety.
- You’re not who you used to be.
- Anxiety seeks to rob us of the notion that we can be of service.
- God still calls us to finish our God-given tasks.
- You can’t help anyone.
- Don’t neglect to share all the lessons you are learning with another.
- Our greatest contributions might come from our deepest struggles.
- You are all alone.
- One of Satan’s greatest lies is to tell you that you are all alone.
- Make sure that you are surrounding yourself with godly support.