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  • Writer's pictureMegan DiMaria

Trust Your Journey

If you ever need encouragement to keep moving forward on your journey, this is the place to visit. Whatever your goal is, if you believe in the call, don't give up. Speedbumps are inevitable.

I'm sure some of you have not had the best start to the new year. It happens. I've had a huge setback. 2024 has come upon me like a monster. I survived a violent accident and I'm still recovering. I've struggled with my energy and mental clarity. Enduring pain messes with your mind, and prescription drugs also can make you loopy. At least they do for me.

I've had about a 5% productivity level this year. Still, I open my Word doc and move along with my edits at a snail's pace. Or rather a turtle's pace. But, I'm still moving forward.

When you feel doubt and defeat creeping up, don't question your journey. If your goal was bright enough for you to start on your journey, don't give up when it gets challenging. There are methods to ease your worries. Take heart!

Strategies to keep moving forward when your journey's trajectory slows down:

  • Don't despair if you're going through a health challenge while trying to reach a goal.  He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Isaiah 40:29 You're human, sometimes you need to slow down and allow your body to heal.

  • Don’t compare your chapter one to someone else’s chapter twenty. ~Unknown. Yes, there are others who could accomplish more than you can in a week or year, but you don't know what their chapter one looked like. All of life is a learning process. Everyone's journey is unique.

  • Do what you can. If you usually write 1,000 words a day, allow yourself to be proud if you write 200 words. If you feel the writing well is dry, take your writing time and read a book on craft or a biography of someone who succeeded in what you're pushing toward.

  • Don't isolate yourself. It's easy to tuck yourself into your home and let your life get quiet, but that's not a successful plan. Let your friends and family know your struggles. Folks in your sphere have wisdom and comfort that can change your perspective and encourage you to keep moving forward.

  • Believe that you heard God's calling in your journey. You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what He said. Luke 1:45

  • Seek wisdom. Seek wisdom about your situation that has slowed you down, and bounce your thoughts off trusted friends and family members. Also, If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. James 1:5

  • Look up! It's easy to let your limitations wall you in. Force yourself to widen your perspective. Make plans, and adjust your short-term goals. This too, shall pass.

  • Trust your journey. Your speed doesn't matter. Forward is forward!

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13 de mar.

Excellent advice, Megan! Still praying for you! ((hugs))

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