I've seen a pattern in my spiritual life, Everytime there is a major shift in my heart concerning the will of God for my life, the very next day something comes over me where I can't do much. No matter how much I push myself, I can't seem to get the things done that I would normally get done. Now I use to think this had something to do with Satan. But as I spoke with my cousin, I realized that maybe it's God. It has happened enough times now where it's got my attention.
Normally when you have a major breakthrough in your life, you are ready to hit the ground running, but God's ways are not our ways. So maybe it's God who quiets me down right after a breakthrough. Maybe it's the Holy Spirit working in me, so I won't go all haywire in my emotions as a result of what God is doing.
This is just something to think about. When you see certain patterns in your life that continue to repeat themselves, allow God to help you connect the dots to see if it's from Him.