If you watch sprinters doing their thing on the track, when one is left behind, people are often disappointed when the athlete stops altogether because they are too worn out to run anymore. Your heart goes out to the athlete-you know they are fatigued but you secretly wish they had kept walking or SOMETHING to the finish line!
People love a good story that inspires them, we want to see a person rise from the ashes.
People love a good story because they too need hope. They too want to know that someone faced difficult times and they persevered until they got there.
Let’s draw a few lessons from the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle; Meghan gives hope to someone who never had any hopes of reaching that mountain peak because they just thought the greatest opportunities were reserved for a certain group of people in society. Well… Meghan has made it possible for someone from a broken home with biracial blood running through her veins to marry into a royal family!
That a good story, it gives a black girl in the slums hope that anything is possible-and it really is! The irony is we all have royal DNA, we are children of the King of Kings and yet we still limit God and what he can do for us.
In this article I am not going to give you 5 ways to overcome this or that- I love the idea of providing X number of ways to deal with this and that -but this time let’s just keep it abstract -all too often life is exactly just that.
Surrendering your structured perfect life
Have you ever worked hard to maintain a ‘structured perfect’ life then BOOM! Cracks start to appear, cracks you cannot hide, you are fatigued and you simply can’t keep it together anymore.
Well…I have been there and that feeling can creep up on you when you least expect it. Life really happens when you are busy making plans and I am sure God often wonders why we simply don’t surrender all to him-he is after all the way maker and Prince of peace. Let’s learn to surrender everything to him and he will make our paths straight.
Accept that it’s alright to C.R.U.M.B.L.E
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step but you may fall along the way. ACCEPT that it’s PERFECTLY alright to C.R.U.M.B.L.E. Seasons of fatigue are there but so are seasons of joy, the difference is how you react in each season. Keep those feet moving when tough lessons swing by and learn what you need to learn so that you a better candidate for the success that awaits in your life.
Moving from one season to another
As you move from one stage of your life to the next, if your seamless expectations of what life should offer get overshadowed by the REAL stuff that happens then low faith levels can come in like a flood– especially when you seem to have prolonged seasons where God seems silent-Anyone relate?
In these moments the problem is FEAR grips you and you just don’t think you can do it.
DON’T give the devil the power to think you are not worth the GOOD that God has in store.
No good thing will God withhold in your life! None whatsoever.
In YOUR journey (it’s is unique to you), don’t be fixated on your disappointments that you don’t enjoy and celebrate the achievements of others. That’s an injustice to you and to God. Keep your feet and heart moving, be sensitive to other people’s needs and celebrate other people’s achievements. Jesus is such a good example because HE empathized with those that were suffering and celebrated with those in moments of joy.
The next person is just as important in God’s eyes. Be your brothers keeper, love your neighbour as you love yourself.
Enjoy the ground you are on…this is where God would have you be
Life is gift and it ought to count BUT it’s quite interesting that most humans tend to want what they don’t have.
You used to dream of this and that and when it happened you gave yourself another milestone which you are now obsessed with.
If you find yourself in this vicious cycle STOP and remind yourself your feet are placed right where they are for a reason and you are moving at a pace that is unique to God’s will and purpose.
You can place your focus so much on moving from one stage of life to another that you forget to enjoy your current season, there is always something to be grateful for and there are always blessings in the here and now. Be thankful for those, you are right where you need to be at this point in your life.
I am blessed. Believe you are blessed too because you really are …
Your feet are blessed too, he will order your footsteps, trust him to do so.
God is faithful and just to show us the way as we keep our feet moving!
There is nothing impossible with God. All the impossibility is with us when we measure God by the limitations of our unbelief- Smith Wigglesworth.