I’m back and really excited to be blogging again. The last few months have been really tough so I decided to take a little break from blogging and tend to other areas in my life that needed some TLC. Nevertheless, this tough season seems to be lasting a lot longer than I anticipated so I’ve become a pro in learning to dance in the midst of the storm.
I’m sure you’ve heard the quote ‘life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the storm.’ I’ve had a solid 7 months of training so I thought it was about time I helped someone else out.
Have you ever got to the point where you feel all prayed out?
Been given the best advice by all your well-meaning friends but it still doesn’t solve anything?
Googled all possible solutions to your problem with little to no success?
There comes a time where you have to trust and wait. God has heard your cry but HE needs you to wait.Yes, I said that dirty word that this microwave generation hates, Wait!
But while you wait on your breakthrough here are a few tips I’ve learnt that keep me going:
- Don’t allow the fact that one area of your life isn’t going well to affect all other areas of your life. There’s so much more to you. Set short term goals in other areas of your life( even if they are easy to achieve.) Success in other areas of your life will help realise that just because one area in your life is failing you aren’t a failure.
- Perception is everything! When everything around you gives to a million reason to want to throw in the towel, don’t! Once you lose hope it’s a downward spiral that’s hard to recover. If you think being hopeful is hard try being hopeless. (I’ve been there it’s dark place)Stay hopeful and remember that God makes everything beautiful in HIS time.
- Watch and listen to things that line-up with your vision for the future; even if there doesn’t seem to be any sign that you will survive this season. This will keep your long term goals at the fore -front of your head and keep you hopeful.
- Dress up and show up. You look good, you feel good. You don’t have to look like your struggle.
- Do things that make you happy. I work out, spend time with family and friends, start a short-term project, etc. Find what makes you happy.
2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight:
With love always