I woke up in a funk the other day. A funk is an invisible gooey mud like substance, full of negative thoughts that stick to you. You can’t get rid of them no matter how hard you try. I know how to get around a funk. I even know how to get out of one. Why do I keep getting into funks?
BECAUSE THEY ARE SNEAKY!
It started like all funks do, with a negative thought. Usually a positive thought or scripture can ward off a funk. A pre-funk is only a temptation after all, it can’t grow into a fully grown funk if it is not accepted. However, I was tempted by a funk master. You are sure to get stuck if tempted by one of these without some experience.
I consider myself a funk specialist. I have funk traps all over the place. These traps are boundaries on thoughts that are known to cause funks, positive scriptures to ward off funks, friends I have recruited to see invisible funks. I was caught off guard, and it had me by the leg.
I was in denial that I had one. No wants to admit it at first. I had it for almost a week. I admitted it last night.
First step to addressing a funk issue is admittance. Then you can address it. If you catch it early a quick prayer of repentance and a scripture will do the trick. If it is a bigger funk. There is more to do.
A funk begins as a temptation that tempts you to focus on negative thoughts, situations, and circumstances instead of truly giving them to God. It makes you think it is more important. It tells you things like, “If you think hard enough you can figure this out.” “You need to pray more and think more about this.” “I can’t believe you haven’t figured this out already.” If you entertain these thoughts then you are in danger. A funk is on your tail!
It puts a wedge between you and God. It takes your thoughts from trusting in what God is and who He is to what you are and who you are. It traps you in a run around self focused tail chase that condemns you as you try and figure it out.
We all know we are nothing with out God. We all know that He is the only one that can save. Why then are we tempted to sit with a thought that says, “You can’t figure this out? I thought you were a christian.”
I know why I do it. I do it because I allowed a funk in my head! SNEAKY FUNK!
The quickest way to freedom from a funk is the word of God. Read all the scriptures you can on who God is. Read scriptures on who God says you are. Then allow the truth to set you free. We have to accept what God says about us. If you want to out smart a funk you have to know and accept Gods truths.
I woke up today and said to myself, “I will never measure up to God. Why do I get stuck thinking I can? God you are enough for me. You are capable and with You I can do all things. Lord I am sorry for taking my focus off of You. I was feeling inadequate and I began to focus on it.”
Then I said,”You have been found out you sneaky funk!I am a child of God! You have no power of me!”
Don’t get caught by a funk! I have included a mini extermination kit below. You are welcome! 😉
Funk Extermination Kit:
For the Lord will be your confidence,
And will keep your foot from being caught. Proverbs 3:26
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2 NKJV
12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the [a]right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:12-13 NKJV
13 I can do all things through [a]Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 NKJV
The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not [a]want.
2 He makes me to lie down in [b]green pastures;
He leads me beside the [c]still waters.
3 He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will [d]dwell in the house of the Lord
[e]Forever. Psalm 23