Feeling empty inside, feeling powerless and stuck, no passion for life, no direction, spiritually empty, feeling ordinary, feeling alone and no relief from the relentless demands from family, financial stress and unexpected setbacks? These emotional states are dangerous signs indicating you need help, resiliency, relief, restorative prayer, purpose and hope. When life is not moving the way you wish and your discouragement is turning into indifference and your faith has turned into “What’s the use…I don’t care anymore”…. that is apathy… a cancer in the mind.
When I feel myself slipping into a “whatever” state of mind, an alarm goes off in my head and spirit. The alarm is snapping me out of the dark and heavy feelings. The spirit of the living God within me sometimes whispers and sometimes nudges me to get up. I’m reminded that I am not being punished…but pushed to a greater level of faith, courage, action, understanding and strength.
Your apathetic thoughts can take you in the wrong direction. Turn them around. Fight for your life. Shift happens and life can change without your permission. Get your joy back. Bounce back. You’ve come to far to give up now.
Navigate your way to a new path of encouragement, restoration, courage, purpose, focus and action. Be flexible and adapt. Learn from your past. Communicate with those who are critical to your turnaround. Count your blessings. Exercise, walking and any kind of body movement will help you. Listen to some inspiring music or inspirational personal development CD messages. Call a friend. Open up the windows. Shake the dust off your feet. Distance yourself from the people who bring drama and negativity into your life. Study God’s word and promises. Feed your faith by reviewing the following promises of God…
” Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3: 5,6
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
So do not fear for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
For nothing is impossible with God. Luke 1:37
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29
He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youth will become weak and tired,and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:29-31
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Proverbs 1:33
But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.” John 14:27
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. Romans 10:9
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1
by Jewel Diamond Taylor, aka “The Success Navigator.”
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