Are you tired of a recurring situation and are screaming for change? then I encourage you to pause and evaluate. Complaining about it or ignoring it will not help you, whatsoever.
I encourage you to take some time aside to meditate and think about the challenge you are facing and how it makes you feel. Does it create constant sadness, anger, frustration, being out of character, fearful or left with a low self-image? If your answer is yes to any, then it is time for a change.
Up for the CHAlleNGE? Take some time this week or weekend to sit alone with a pen and paper. Evaluate the situation through the following questions and find ways to regain your peace and joy.
Remember you are not alone. Ask the Lord to give you wisdom and help you sort these feelings.
- What mix of emotions or reactions do I have about this situation?
- What are some effects these reactions create on myself and others?
- What triggers or obstacles can I identify?
- What are the costs and benefits of not addressing this issue?
- What would make this situation more peaceful?
- What step(s) or decision can I make right now to move me toward change?
“Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, and He will make your paths straight and smooth, removing obstacles that block your way” Proverbs 3:5-6
“Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything (every circumstance and situation) by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your specific requests known to God” Philippians 4:6
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” Isaiah 43:18-19
“The Lord our God said to us in Horeb, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain” Deuteronomy 1:6