Recently I have made some bold statements in my live. A couple of them in my lives on social media and one in my journal. Almost immediately after making each statement, something happened. I was ready for what I had stated I was going to do…but apparently I needed testing.
What do we do when we have our mindset right, but life throws us a curve ball?
We have all had this happen. We decide we are going to do something...start a healthy habit, start saving, start decluttering…and then something happens. We injury ourselves, the car breaks down, our work schedule gets out of control…then what?
I believe that is when we pivot, and we give ourselves grace. We put our heads down, lift our hearts up and do what we can until we can get past this set back or emergency.
As an example....Let's say you decided to start working out and the first week you have an injury. Put your head down and figure out why you were injured. Did you push too hard to fast? Was it an accident? Lift your heart up...pray, ask God for grace for yourself. We can be so hard on ourselves when we don't or can't do what we need to do. Then, do what you can. Learn what needs to be done to allow your body to recover and do it. While waiting on recovery is there something else you can do to keep your body active. If it’s a leg injury, can you sit in a chair and lift weights to work out your upper body.
In the devotional "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp, there is a prayer at the end of day five. When reading through it last year I highlight this sentence in that prayer. “Cause me to see all that encircles me today with new eyes of thankfulness." Think on that..."cause me to see". What do you need to see from your set back? How do you need to adjust your mindset?
One last thing, you hear me say this all the time, but it bears repeating….be as prepared as you can. Preparation is key to so many areas of our lives, and when we are prepared, we get back on our feet quicker.
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