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A Few Things as you Transit
“Lord, please like the little boy, cross me over to the other side…!” That was the prayer I made in my last post . Now I feel that peace in my heart, I know for sure, God has answered that prayer (smiling to myself).
Remember, I said in my last post, that I needed to do a reflective thinking on my life to help me put things in proper perspective. Today, in an unusually calm conversation with my superior who I highly regard as a mentor, I have come to realise a few things.
1. If you will hang on a little longer, things can shape up
Often times for the emotional person, the first instinct is to run away when faced with a challenging situation. Most times, I just coil up into my Shell like a snail or tortoise that senses danger. Living this way will not unleash the greatness in you.
Find out what makes up the challenge and like a woman who is eager to cook, separate the parts of the challenge and deal with it one by one. Each part of the situation will require a different response from you. Maybe all you need is to talk things through with someone, put a call through to some other person, adjust your lifestyle, create more value for yourself, just to mention a few.
In a nutshell, you will discover that the longer you muse over the situation, not worrying or nagging, the easier to deal with it, because you will become receptive to innovative thinking.
Thinking is not harmful to you if it is productive and result oriented. Thinking with fear, worry and without a result orientation will only lead to nagging. This is not helpful for the emotional person. Think possibilities and creativity.
The Holy Book says, “… whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8 NIV)
Invest time to study yourself and how you think (your thought trail). What inspires you? What depresses you? Talking about how to generate inspirational thoughts, I recently discovered that most of my inspirational or laudable thoughts comes when am engaged in a constructive conversation.
Yes! That four lettered word we deal with daily in different capacity and varying propositions. Earlier on, I wrote on ‘What kind of fear do you have?’ I quickly want to remind you that, there is a need for you to be sincere with yourself and identify what kind of fear you have. Next, you have to take practical steps to discard that fear syndrome. For me, talking over my fears with God is non-negotiable.
I also share them with a trusted confidant; then I take actions that can empower me to overcome my fear. For example, if my fear is ‘will people accept me for who I am?’
Step: I accept and love me the way I am. I make sure I don’t pretend around people so they can see through my honesty and make their judgements.
If my fear is lack of funds for a dream, I make sure I prayerfully put my brain to work to see how to generate the money… and so on!
God’s word indicates that fear has torment and he that fears is not made perfect in Love. I John 4:18. In my opinion, fear cripples initiatives. This brings me to the next point.
4. Take Initiative
When I hear initiative, what comes to my mind are the options, ideas available in a given circumstance. It could be a way forward out of an ugly situation. Don’t let the size of your initiative scare you into no performance. Break your initiative into smaller units of ideas that are practicable.
Like my superior who I highly regard would say “ideas are meant to be refined”
As I conclude this piece, I am in the waiting room of an organisation, waiting to see someone, I realise that if I had waited till I got home, I would never have written this because I would have stopped myself. The only person that can stop you is you.
Don’t limit your abilities.
Heavenly Father, I commit my steps to you, order them according to your will, I believe that my times are in your hands, and your thoughts for me are thoughts of peace to give me an expected end in Jesus Name, Amen. – Psalm 31:3;14 – 15a.
· That you have to take your medication(s) as prescribed by the doctors
· That you don’t have to avoid your appointments with your physician.
· That you have to rest well, eat healthy, exercise safely, and avoid stress.
· That you can pray over your medications that; they will work perfectly for you without side effects.
· That you can pray to God to perfect all that concerns your mental health.
My name is Precious, I was Bi-polar, and I live a full life
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