This blog is a continuation of my post I wrote about being uncomfortable a few months ago (if you didn’t get to read it – check it out here.) I thought I’d share some of the things that I’m learning in this uncomfortable state that I’ve been in. Hopefully it encourages you!
1. Being uncomfortable is actually a good thing! – I say that, because comfort isn’t always a good thing. Personally, I know when I become comfortable, I get lazy and become stagnant. This constant state of being uncomfortable has caused me to keep moving and keep making adjustments. It’s kept me on my toes. I’ve been pushed closer to God during this time! I also feel like I’m growing, so overall, it’s a good thing! It may not feel great, but it’s for my good. As Romans 8:28 states, “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”
2. Don’t resist the changes that are causing you to be uncomfortable. – I just got this little nugget yesterday . I’ve mentioned how I’m not a huge advocate of change (God is working on me in this area clearly lol.) Too much change at once can mess 👏🏾 me 👏🏾 up👏🏾! My pastor mentioned to us to be flexible – in life, ministry, etc. When he said it I was like, oh that’s easy! Then, literally the next day…BAM! I had to be flexible lol and I wasn’t the happiest person because I wasn’t expecting what was going on. Then, I felt God telling me, to stop resisting what He’s doing and to stop getting flustered everytime something happens. The current of my life is flowing in one direction and here I am, trying to swim against the current, causing more harm than good and not getting anywhere. So, I’m trying to stop fighting the things going on in my life and I’m gonna attempt to relax and trust the One who controls all things!
3. Pray, pray and pray some more! – Lawd! I can’t emphasize this point enough! This time of uncomfortability has me praying OFTEN! More than I usually do. I’ve revamped my prayer corner and the peace it brings is AMAZING! In times of being uncomfortable and uncertain , prayer brings peace. It brings reassurance. It brings comfort!! Knowing the creator of the universe hears my cries….does something to my soul. It gives me what I need to keep fighting, to keep pushing. It’s refreshing. It’s rejuvenating. It’s a source of life. I dare you to spend more time praying if you’re uncomfortable and you’ll understand what I’m talking about.
4. Let. Things. Go. – This point is self explanatory. But God has shown me on more than one occasion, I’m carrying things I shouldn’t be. Or I’m trying to do too much at once. Or I’m trying to fit in where I have no business fitting in. He is definitely showing me what I need to hold on to and what is weighing me down. And this is not only referring to physical things, but also mental things. I’m learning to let go of how I think about myself, others and different situations I’m going through. Hebrews 12:1 states, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” So God is currently helping me strip things off and let things go, so I can run this race more efficiently!!
Y’all I’m learning and growing!! 🙌🏾 lol Those are just a few of the things I’m learning during this season of life. If you’re uncomfortable or going through challenging times, I pray these little tips help you as they have helped me. Keep growing! Don’t quit! We’ll all be able to look back at this time and be thankful that we didn’t give up. I’m praying for you! Love you all!