Faith isn’t something that always stays the same. Sometimes, your faith is stronger and sometimes, it’s weaker. I’ve had moments of backsliding with my faith. It’s difficult sometimes – I feel demotivated or weak and my faith isn’t as strong as it was before.
In those times, I don’t like myself very much. I don’t like that I’m losing faith. I don’t like that I’m backsliding. I often end up feeling pretty demotivated and then I don’t even want to try and find that faith again. Not a good recipe.
The only thing to do when I feel like that, I’ve found, is to just keep going. I don’t always manage to snap back instantly but the point is that I keep trying.
Backsliding is not fun. But it happens. When it happens, the only thing to do is to celebrate any progress at all. It’s the only way for me to stop the momentum of the backsliding that I’ve found so far.