Ever been in a situation where everything seems to be against you? You’ve been working hard to improve you life, to reach your goals, but all of a sudden things seem to shut down around you, jeopardizing everything?
I am going through that right now.
Over the past four months, I have been putting in the work to improve my podcast show, writing my first book, creating a series of mediation courses, and developing a video series to help develop ones’ self confidence. So you’re probably saying, how’s is that not working out for you?!
Well, my employer (whom I have worked for the past 20 years), has had difficulties in getting their grants through the door, thus has not been able to pay me the last five paychecks, and now they’re not returning emails; I have had to use up my savings just to survive. And without money, how can I have my book published, or purchase the necessary tools to launch my new products? When I needed someone to talk to, none of my friends have returned my calls or texts. Everything seems to be ripe for collapsing, for being lost. It’s been a lot to deal with all on my own.
So what are you suppose to do in situations like this?
For me, I rely heavily on my faith in the Divine. I counter those moments of panic and fear, with thoughts that these blessings and opportunities, and all of the opening of doors to the right people would not have come to me, just be cruelly taken away. That’s not how God works. The fact that my friends have detached themselves from me, makes me dig deeper within myself to find the strength to keep myself motivated and encouraged.
Is is easy? Of course not! Does the weight of all of this make me weary? Yes, it does! The tests in life that come to us never are easy. But if we can remind ourselves that these is part of the journey when we reach for our goals, if we can stand firm and endure without retreat, we WILL come through the other side and come into a new level of greatness and experience. We WILL be the better for it.
Whatever you maybe going through right now, I encourage you to stay strong, stay focus; don’t let the howling winds of despair and fear drag you down and convince you to give up.
Be well and peaceful everybody!