6 easy steps to stay connected to your spirituality

Remember that you have to stay connected to your spirituality if you want to enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle. But if you find yourself feeling disconnected at times, you are not alone. At the moment, that’s how I feel. I’m a pretty spiritual person but lately I’ve been feeling the connection weakening.

 

A picture for how to stay connected to your spirituality

 

So what brought this on?

I make it a point to spend time with God every day, an hour a day, at least. That’s not too much time. In fact, just this morning I decided to increase the time to at least 2 hours, preferably 3.

That might sound like a lot of time. And it used to feel that way to me. There was a time when reading the bible and spending time with God was something I did to pass time. And whenever I did that, I found myself feeling guilty because I thought I was losing valuable time I could be using for something productive.

That’s it. I didn’t think highly of my relationship with God and thought it was time-wasting. But lately I’ve been determined to seek God more. The bible urges us to avoid spiritual flabbiness and to exercise our spiritual muscle a lot harder and more often.

So how do you stay connected to your spirituality if you feel yourself slipping?

 

  • Step #1: Identify the source of your disconnection

This is the most critical step. You have to know what caused you to lose touch with your spirituality. Maybe you are dealing with family issues? Maybe you recently faced disappointment that made you lose your trust in God?

Whatever the case, you need to identify the source of your disconnection if you truly want to stay connected to your spirituality.

 

  • Step #2: Take your concerns to God

Now that you’ve identified the source of the disconnection, confide in God. Tell him everything you feel in the most honest and humble way. Ask for his guidance in getting rid of this problem.

Talking to God about such matters cements your trust and reliance on him. And it will also definitely help you stay connected to your spirituality.  So get on with that prayer. Read these 10 easy steps to improve your prayer life. Also read these 5 ways to position yourself to hear from God. This way you are ready for when God gives you the answers you are looking for.

 

  • Step #3: Don’t just read the word but set a time to read it

If you want to stay connected to your spirituality, now you have to get in the word.

But before picking up your bible, put that in your schedule. I used to pick up the bible randomly. I’d just open it whenever I felt like it. There’s nothing wrong with that. But you have to count reading the word just as important as the rest of the items in your to-do list, if not more.

This way you don’t feel like reading the bible is eating into your valuable time. And you approach your spirituality with purposefulness and seriousness.

So, fit this item somewhere in your list if you want to stay connected to your spirituality. Treat the bible as your manual for life because it truly is. Read my post on 6 easy tips to help you understand your bible.

 

  • Step #4: Focus on others

Sometimes all you need to do to stay connected to your spirituality is to focus on others more than you focus on yourself. You know how self-obsessed the world is now. We are always concerned about ‘me,’ rather than ‘you.’ You will definitely struggle to stay connected to your spirituality if you are self-obsessed.

I used to be self-obsessed too. I catch myself being this way sometimes. But now I’m focusing more on others. When I pray, I always ask God to help me love others and be concerned about them more that I am about myself. I spend a huge chunk of my prayers praying for others and asking God to bless them.

It can be difficult when you start putting others before yourself. But when you do, your spirituality shifts in a positive way. So please remember this step if you want to stay connected to your spirituality.

 

  • Step #5: Perform an act of kindness

This follows perfectly from Step #4. As you focus on others, perform acts of kindness toward them. The other time I felt like I was in lack. But then I bought a piece of winter clothing for an orphaned child in my neighborhood. Instantly, my spirits lifted, and I felt abundant, fortunate and grateful.

That elevated my spirituality in a way I can’t even begin to describe. Stay connected to your spirituality by performing acts of kindness. You might think you don’t have the resources to do that.

But remember, your resources don’t mean money alone. Your resources could be your time, your talents and your attention. This will definitely help you stay connected to your spirituality.

 

  • Step #6: Stay away from the world’s philosophies at all costs

You can’t stay connected to your spirituality if you follow the world instead of God’s word. That’s because the world’s philosophies are a contradiction to the word of God.

The world says you can’t eat that but the word says you can eat whatever you want if you give thanks for it.

The world says you should get caught up into the cutthroat competition of getting more money but the word says you should be content with what you have.

The world says you should love yourself and put your needs first but the word says you should love others as much as you love yourself and put their needs before your own.

But the world can’t give you eternal life, only the word can. If you want to stay connected to your spirituality, you are going to have to choose what the word says over what the world says.

 

The final word

The only way to stay connected to your spirituality is to live the word of God. The word is the perfect manual for your life. Be honest with yourself and you’ll realize that the times when you feel disconnected from your spirituality are the times you deviate from the word. So then, the best way to stay connected to your spirituality is to live the word. Take care of your spirituality because in its absence, you can’t enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle.

 

Thank you for reading this post. What are your thoughts on it? Do you sometimes struggle to stay connected to your spirituality? What do you do then? Please share your story by commenting.

 

A simple healthy lifestyle requires spirituality

A simple healthy lifestyle is NOT possible until you connect with your spirituality.

 

A connect with your spirit message for a simple healthy lifestyle

 

What is spirituality?

Spirituality is a state of being connected with your spirit rather than believing you are only physical.

I wasn’t going to add spirituality as a category of its own. I thought maybe I might be able to cover spirituality under self-development. But then I thought it better to separate the two. That way, we’d bring out the importance of connecting with your spirituality without lumping it with other concepts.

 

You have to be aware that you are a spirit and you live in a physical body. We’ve heard it being said before: that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience. And this is so true.

 

If you are physically healthy but spiritually unhealthy, then you can’t possibly enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle.

And we see people attempt to do that all the time. They don’t believe in the concept of spirituality. They actually mock the idea.

They have everything they need and want when it comes to material things, and marriage, and kids, friends etc. They are on the right track of course. But they lack spiritual health and you see the way they handle issues that they struggle.

 

Maybe you are one of those people. But think about this.

Look at your life, and the things you pursue. They are all important of course. A career, marriage, kids, having your own home, and your own car.

But what else is there after you’ve counted all these things? What do you think is your true purpose? To pursue those things only to die in the end and leave them behind?

 

I respect your views, but I’d like to ask you a question:

Do you really think we were meant to live physically until our death, and that’s it? You never think you have a contribution to make to this earth that is not self-focused? You never think about what’s waiting for you beyond death?

 

A picture of a road for a simple healthy lifestyle

 

I didn’t use to believe in spirituality before. I thought we were alive today and dead tomorrow and that was it. That made life seem shallow and pointless. I even realized that kind of mentality could drive one to suicide.

But I’ve come a long way since then, and I’ve developed an intimate and inseparable relationship with God. That intimacy calls for me to think not only of myself but of others and understand I’m here on this physical earth to further God’s mission.

Now I don’t think of physical death as the end, but the beginning of my eternal spiritual life.

I have to say, that way of thinking has put a new meaning to life and death. I enjoy life now knowing I’m living for my God. And when I think of death, I’m not afraid. I’m actually relieved because physical death means my spirit gets to go home and be with my Father.

 

I love this biblical verse:

If I live, it will be for Christ, and if I die, I will gain even more. Philippians 1 v 21 (CEV)

These are the words of Apostle Paul summing up his whole existence. Every time I read this, I thank God for my existence because in this physical body and out of it, I get to spend all eternity with my Maker.

That makes me live every second of every day with tremendous zeal. It makes me want to do God’s work more and more so that I can keep my connection with Him intact and growing.

 

A holy bible for a simple healthy lifestyle

 

So how do you connect with your spirituality?

  • Spend time with God by reading his word and praying

The bible teaches us that God’s spirit lives in us. That He is one with us and we are one with Him. What does that mean for us? That we are the true likeness of God and we can have the life he envisions for us. And we can’t know what that life is unless we read God’s word.

Pray for God’s assistance in connecting with your spirituality.

 

  • Find rest in God

This is a big part of connecting with your spirituality. Casting your cares upon God lets him know you trust him. You work hard but knowing he’s taking care of you and your steps are ordered by him.

That truly takes the pressure off thinking you are single-handedly in control of everything and carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders.

When you trust God, you know that everything happens for your good, and that trials and tribulations make you grow.

This is in contrast to what you think when you live outside of your spirituality, because then problems always make you feel like a failure and trials and tribulations cause depression and hopelessness.

 

  • Spend time with other people who are also trying to connect with their spirituality.

People like that make you grow simply because some of them are spiritually more mature than you are and they’ll teach you how they got where they are.

These people will also encourage you when you stumble.

 

  • Be willing to let go off your pride and embrace humility

And that’s all it takes to begin connecting with your spirituality. As long as you are too proud to realize that there’s a higher power called God, and you think you are in control of everything, you’ll never enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle.

Be humble and let God guide you, and he will. Humbly ask for his wisdom in everything you do.

 

Biblical verse for a simple healthy lifestyle

 

Connecting with your spirituality is a choice you have to make on your own. No one is going to force you, not even God because our God lets his people have their own free will.

But realize you’ll be doing yourself a favor by embracing the truth. And the truth is, you are a spiritual being. So, embrace your spirituality, nurture it and enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle.

 

I feel so happy after writing this post and now can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it. Do you think it’s possible to enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle and not be spiritual? If you are already spiritual, what are your experiences? How do you connect with your spirituality? Please let us know in the comments below