Have you ever had one of those weekends where you just were hoping to be able to get away to relax, only to find yourself feeling incredibly anxious, stressed and burned out?
I have. As a matter of fact, it happened to me this past weekend. I was on a trip to rejuvenate, excited to get some down time and spend time with some of the most passionate people in my industry. But, literally as soon as I arrived it seemed my anxiety went through the roof. I quickly became stressed. Uncertain. In shock.
Why was this happening?
I am not sure, only God knows.
But, I can tell you this…
This happens in life all the time does it not? Things we expect to go one way, is not the way God wants it to go. We expect one thing and get another. I could go on and on.
But, what I can tell you is this. Instead of laying there and feeling sorry for myself and saying “why me….why me…”
I felt WHY NOT ME?
What is God trying to teach me from this? To grow more faithful in Him and learn to be a better soldier in my everyday life.
You see, I think we see too many bumps in the roads as obstacles instead of looking at them in a more positive manner…a learning opportunity, a REASON to get better.
For me, I need to get back to structure. I need to plan my days better to become more organized, focused and on task. Something that has always been a struggle for me. Another thing that I really need, is to plan vacation time in advance. Again, something I haven’t really done a good job at.
These are just two of the lessons I have learned from my trip and certain to discover more as God continues to open my eyes. I encourage each and every one of you to practice the pause when something like this happens to you, sit back have Faith and focus on what YOU can learn to get better.