Ever been so lost in thought that it’s hard to come back to reality?
It’s a lot like daydreaming. You see all of these things happening around you, but it’s more like you’re watching instead of participating.
Maybe you’ve been there or maybe you think I’m a lunatic. (I won’t be offended if you think that.)
Either way, I think we’ve all faced times of transition and decision.
That’s where I am right now.
And, for me, it’s hard to know where to go when everything is colliding, when the past, present, and future are duking it out for time and attention.
How do you stay centered?
I find three things helpful:
I journal a lot about my thoughts, feelings, etc.
It helps to capture my thoughts so they don’t end up controlling me.
Then I read.
I read my Bible, I read books, I read articles and blogs because that helps me gain perspective and see the bigger picture. Reading shows me that I am not alone in my struggles and that there are answers to my questions.
Lastly, I pray.
I talk to God about what’s happening in my life. A few weeks ago I wrote on the importance of prayer and how God is truly interested in our day-to-day lives. Nothing proves that to me more than in these moments of transition. The coolest part is that I’m not talking up to a ceiling, hoping that God is listening. I am confident that God not only hears me but also talks to me.
Without these three things, I would be one confused girl. That’s the truth.
I encourage you, my friend, to recognize what helps you in moments of transition and decision. Don’t wait until the pressure is on to figure it out either.
If you feel brave, share with me what helps you.