Have you ever sat back and analyzed how your life is going and said to yourself, “my life is messed up?” There have been several seasons in my life where I thought to myself, “like how did I even get here?” Some will argue that everything can go wrong in an instance. While this may be true, I believe where life begins to go wrong for us happens over time.
Outside of tragic events that happen in our life, life goes wrong with our day to day decisions, or lack of decisions. The seasons in our life where life seems to be chaotic, out of control, and messy creates for us dark days. What I mean is, during these dark days I would argue many of us emotionally and mentally are in a state of semi-depression. There is this never ending mental and emotional battle going on inside of us. Am I right on this?
Life can be an emotional rollercoaster and it has been for me at times. Being 27 years old, I have learned enough to know that life will not be perfect. Knowing life will not be perfect has created for me space and room for error. I know I am going to make mistakes, I know I am going to mess up, hurt others and not follow through with everything I say. Of course my intentions are not to do any of those things I named but it happens from time to time.
Here’s the deal. Being on an emotional rollercoaster, in a season of darkness, challenged mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually will not change until we say enough is enough. You may be thinking, I already tried this. Okay, I hear you. When you said enough is enough did you apply any action to your words? Did you call someone you can trust to hold you accountable to your efforts to change? Did you continue to follow the same patterns that got you in the place you are in?
When we identify and can list what went wrong, know how and why it went wrong we set ourselves up for creating habits of change. As I mentioned earlier life goes wrong for us overtime. To be honest a lot of the time it goes back to our childhood. The way we grew up, the people we hung around, our parents and the environment in which we resided in. We have to be aware of every input and influence that has been in our life.
“We are a people destined for change. We will become better! We can and will overcome our darkness but first we must realize how we got there.”
I want you to think through instances, circumstances, and events that has happened in your life. Identify everything that has caused emotional, mental, physical and spiritual damage. Write these things down. Think about some practical ways to overcome these battles. Maybe you need to talk with a counselor, a therapist or a pastor. Get the help you need so you can get out of the rut you are in.
Hang in there! Life get’s better. Praying for you my friend!