So what do you do when you feel you have lost the wind in your sail and you just can't find a reason to keep on going? Surely the feeling will not last and you will more than likely find yourself okay again...right? Well for some, yes this is the case. For some it may not go away that simply. So what do I do? Well, unfortunately I do not have a grand testimony of my fervent prayer life or that my instinct is to run to God. Truthfully my instinct is to hide my head under the covers and try to forget that the feeling is even occurring. What keeps me going in those times? I can undoubtedly say that my son keeps me going. He gives me the motivation to get up and move along day-to-day. Is that a healthy reason? I can't say for sure if it's healthy because I do believe God will use people as instruments for motivation, however I know that my son should not be my sole or even first reason. It is in these times that I need to reconnect with the Lord even if every ounce of me wants to hide under my covers. Playing praise music, reading the scriptures, and praying even if I just sit silent are the ways that I find a healthy recovery from these times of feeling like I can't take one more step. In those times God helps me to refocus on my priorities and the true meaning of everything I am engaged in.
How do you find the happy medium? Sometimes the size of the wind is in your control and it's a matter of downsizing the load you bear. Most of the times however the power of the gusts in your sails have nothing to do with your decisions. This is simply, life. Learning how to cope in both situations and how to rise above them are key.
How do you adjust your sails when the winds change?