Sometimes I become so discouraged with life. Things seem to keep going wrong and nothing wants to work out. Every time I take a step towards my dreams, I seem to get knocked down. Many times I have “thrown in the towel” (so to speak); throwing my hands up in the air out of anger and say to heck with it; it’s just not worth all this effort and frustration. I take a few days away from what I once loved to do and I start feeling an ache in the core of my gut; one that just won’t go away. I get even more confused and ask God , “What are you doing to me?; I just don’t understand, nothing is going right, so I gave up, why do I keep getting pulled back to the very thing I hated just a few days ago?” A few days later the pull towards my dream is still there; so I pick up where I left off, more refreshed now, and I assess the situation. I pray, take a deep breath, & start once again; now that ache, that burning in my gut seems to just disappear.
Doing what we love is one thing, but persevering through the tough times is a very hard task to tackle. We learn along the way; We find out more information, we do the hard stuff and eventually things will fall into place. I have heard that anything worth having takes a lot of hard work to get; So I keep dusting myself off and getting back up. One day I will see the rewards for all the hard work; one day things will be brighter; but for today, I will put one foot in front of the other and keep doing the next right thing.
If you are getting discouraged with a situation, take a break from it. Sometimes we push ourselves’ too far and wear ourselves’ out; that’s neither healthy nor will it help the situation at all; it only causes you to be short, discouraged, defeated, tired, and exhausted. We tend to forget that we have to take time for ourselves’; we have to get rest and take a break from it all; Then we can go back; re-assess the situation, do our pro’s & con’s list, take a deep breath, and move forward. Our perception seems to be in a much better place and we seem to accomplish more than we did before. So if something in your life is causing you to want to give up; Take some time to yourself, get away from it all, & allow your body, mind, & spirit to relax for a while; Do something nice for just you; Pray and ask God for Clarity; Examine the situation, “Is it Healthy?”, “What are your reasons for continuing?”, “What are you trying to accomplish?”, “Is causing someone else harm?”, “Is it causing you any harm?”; Make your list then look at it realistically; be honest with yourself and if that burning passion to continue on is still there after a while, then get up & get going at it again, this time with a fresh & new perspective.
When we become discouraged, we need to relax for a while; Discouragement causes stress and tension , which can cause us to do and say things we don’t really mean; it can cause us to hurt someone else in the process and words are something you can never take back; So slow down, spend some time in prayer and remember God’s got your back.
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