You feel out of your depth once more, you feel defeated, overwhelmed, depleted , you’re not sure if you have anything left inside of you to hold you upright, to hold you all together! Everything feels like it’s falling apart at the seams.
On top of all of the madness, you still need to be somebody’s mom, somebody’s wife, somebody’s husband, somebody’s friend, somebody’s go to and the list goes on. Do you feel the pressure to perform? You know, when you feel the need act / pretend like you have it all together in front of others? You don’t want those closest to you, to know that you are not coping, maybe out of fear of what they may think of you. So you keep it “all together” when in actual fact you do not feel all together, you feel the complete opposite.
Just know, that it is okay to feel as if you don’t have it all together. It’s okay to acknowledge where you are, and what is going on in your heart. We are not called to be perfect, and have everything all together 24 / 7 ! It’s okay to have those moments!
DO NOT SUFFER IN SILENCE
If you keep everything locked up tightly within your heart, you end up suffering in silence. You end up feeling trapped and caged by the burden that your heart carries silently within. You do not need to shout every detail of your life from the roof tops of social media to random strangers in Pick n Pay. However, choose wisely to reach out to those that you trust, that have your best interests at heart. When we reach out to those we trust, we bring those hidden things to the light, so that the darkness cannot hold it against us. I have found when I have opened up to a close few about my struggles, those friends have kept me accountable, and have spoken life and courage into those areas! Which in turn would stir up my courage to keep fighting!
DO NOT STAY THERE
We tend to surrender very quickly, and give up and accept that this is it for us! However, with God all things are possible, with him at our side we are called to be victorious, we are called to be conquerors, with Him we can overcome the darkest of nights! I don’t believe that we are called to stay in a particular season, seasons change and so do we. We learn from a season, that will empower us to handle the next season well. We need to keep on moving, not staying and living in our brokenness! Maybe that might mean waking up every day and declaring Gods goodness over your life and over your situation. Maybe it might mean taking one day at a time, having faith as you courageously take one step at a time as you move forward! Just keep moving, as in the moving it will stir up our faith and renew your hope!
FIGHT WITH PRAISE
One of the best ways to move forward is to fight the battle with shouts of praise. It is NEVER easy praising God and thanking God for His goodness when things do not feel like they are going well. It’s hard to praise God when we feel like we can’t trust Him in an area that is filled with fear, and disappointment. However, I have found that when I thank God regardless of what my season looks like, and I declare his goodness over me, I immediately feel a shift take place in my heart! It’s almost as if the praise quietens the fear, and brings my mind and heart fully focused onto God!
FIND YOUR ANCHOR
When everything around me feels like it’s falling a apart, I take solace in knowing that when I place my focus on God, He anchors me and brings me to a place of stillness and calmness! When I quieten my thoughts, and place my focus on Him, he gives me the peace and the courage to keep moving forward with Him at my side! Let God be your anchor.
Definition of Anchor:
An anchor is a device, normally made of metal, used to connect a vessel to the bed of a body of water to prevent the craft from drifting due to wind or current.
With God as our anchor, He will keep us afloat, He will not let us drift off and be beaten by the waves. He will wait with us until the storm around us ceases and gives way! Allow Him to anchor you, allow Him to take control of what weighs you down, allow His peace to comfort you. You will move forward from what troubles you, your best days lie before you, hold onto Hope, hold onto the promises of God. If this post spoke to you and you would like to know about being in a relationship with God, may I then encourage you to click on the banner below.