SIGNS THAT YOU NEED A PERSONAL RETREAT

SIGNS THAT YOU NEED A PERSONAL RETREAT

As a believer it is important to be able to identify the times and seasons when you need a personal retreat. There are some clear signs that you need a personal retreat and knowing how to recognize those signs is key.

A personal retreat is a time taken to take some steps back and reflect, pray, study God’s Word and listen to Him only. Retreats are awesome times of fellowship and can span from a few days to weeks.

A retreat is important because you are likely to hear God better when distractions are put off and your mind is exclusively on God and His Word. You’re likely to come out of a retreat more refreshed, energized, purposeful and in love with God.

There are times when you should initiate a personal retreat for yourself without any particular reason. But other times, you will see clear signs that you need a personal retreat and you should not hesitate to go on one.

When you see certain bodily signs, they point to the fact that you may need exercise, medication, rest etc. In the same way, when we see certain signs in our spiritual lives, they indicate that our spiritual lives need reenergizing.

1. WHEN SEASONS ARE START OR END

This varies and can be the beginning or end of a new year, the start of a new age, new job, marriage, relocation, etc.

It is not advisable to enter into seasons without spending quality time with God and away from distractions. Even if those decisions and seasons are the will of God.

2. CARNALITY

If you’re becoming more carnal than spiritual, it means that your flesh is being more fed than your spirit and the way to fix that is to cut off distractions (food to the flesh) and go on a retreat to spend time with God and rejuvenate your spirit man.

If your faith is reducing, you’re being drawn to sin, you are less loving and tolerant to people, etc, they are clear signs that you need a personal retreat.

3. YOU FEEL A LOT OF NEGATIVE EMOTIONS

Tiredness, anxiety, depression, cluelessness, confused, overwhelmed, etc

These are signs that you need a personal retreat but they are also signs that you should reach out to trusted and wise persons close to you for help. Cut down on distractions and interaction with negative people and prioritize your time with God and people of God for that season. No one is above feeling this way, because life has a way of getting to people. However, you shouldn’t remain in that state.

Read: How To Plan A Personal Spiritual Retreat In 5 Steps

4. YOU NEED A CHANGE

It is God’s desire that we make progress and move forward. If you feel stuck or you have been in the same spot for some time, this is another of the clear signs that you need a personal retreat.

You may feel like you’re not growing spiritually, in your career, marriage, etc, what you need to do is to spend some dedicated time with God and receive direction and speed.

Read: Study The Bible In Many Ways

5. YOU NO LONGER DEMONSTRATE THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

If your demonstration of the fruit of the Spirit is diminishing, it simply means that your connection to the Spirit is no longer as strong and you need to fix that.

The less time you spend with God, the more of the fruit of the flesh you posses and portray.

Have you seen any of these signs? You need to go on a retreat. We will share tips on how to plan for your personal retreat in another post, would you like to read that? Leave a comment below.

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Cynthia
Cynthia
1 month ago

Thank you this is Amazing!! God bless you all

Taiwo
Taiwo
1 month ago

Spiritually insightful, thank you for this msg

Gina
Gina
1 month ago

Very helpful. God empower me and give me the grace to follow you. Amen

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes, I will like to read on how to plan for a retreat

Olabisi Yusuf
Olabisi Yusuf
1 month ago

Thank You Jesus for sending your words to me this morning. The Grace to do according to words give on to me in Jesus Christ Name Amen

Precious
Precious
1 month ago

I was really in need of this message, please kindly share tips of how to plan my personal retreat, I don’t feel the connection with the Holy Spirit

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago

Very insightful and helpful. I look forward to more posts like this. God bless you

Mary Abiola
Mary Abiola
1 month ago

God bless you for this insight and reawaken information.

Olushola
Olushola
1 month ago

Yes, I would like to read how to plan a personal retreat

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago

Thanks for always awaken my spirit.
God Bless you mightily for you do

Richard Olawunmi Adesanya
Richard Olawunmi Adesanya
1 month ago

I wish to sign for personal retreat

Oluwaseun Oladejo
Oluwaseun Oladejo
1 month ago

Thank You so much for the admonition, May God continue to empower you sir.
Yes, i will love to read more on the next phase on how to create a personal retreat.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago

Thanks for sharing this, really impactful.

Emeka alozie
Emeka alozie
1 month ago

It was very helpful tips.

Ada Norton
Ada Norton
1 month ago

Yes

Busayo
Busayo
1 month ago

Thank you for this, I will like to read on how to plan for a retreat

Busayo
Busayo
1 month ago

I will like to read on how to plan for a retreat

Busayo
Busayo
1 month ago

Thank you fr this I will like to read on how to plan for a retreat

Blessing Nkiru Emegha
Blessing Nkiru Emegha
1 month ago

Yes Sir, thanks

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago

I would like
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Deborah Dasimaka
Deborah Dasimaka
1 month ago

I will like to read ‘Tips on how to olan a retreat’ pleass.

Janet Arike Adekemi
Janet Arike Adekemi
1 month ago

Thank you for this message May we be filled with the holy spirit continuously I n
Amen Jesus Name

Janet Arike Adekemi
Janet Arike Adekemi
1 month ago

Thank you Father

Glory David
Glory David
1 month ago

Thank you am relief thus morning pls I need more of this

OLAJIDE FALOYE
OLAJIDE FALOYE
1 month ago

IT IS HIGHLY MOTIVATING TO ALWAYS BE HAVING TIME WITH OUR LORD.

Funmi
Funmi
1 month ago

God bless you greatly, that is all i can say. More of God’s inspiration.

Idowu Lawal
Idowu Lawal
1 month ago

I need a plan on how to grow spiritually

martin mbandu
martin mbandu
1 month ago

How true servant of God for preachers and especially pastors to experience burn out. That’s me . Please help with steps to overcome.

Bose Femi
Bose Femi
1 month ago

This was really insightful.Yes please I would like to read on how to plan for a personal retreat.

Thank You Lord forPatricia
Thank You Lord forPatricia
1 month ago

Inspirational, thanks for the wonderful message, God bless you all in Jesus name 🙏

Raphael
Raphael
1 month ago

Amen

Glory David
Glory David
1 month ago

Pls I really need the retreat

Opeyemi Famuagun
Opeyemi Famuagun
30 days ago

Really helpful and insightful