It is no longer news that our world is currently passing through tough and uncertain times. Businesses in their thousands are winding down. Millions of employees worldwide have lost their jobs and are uncertain about what the future holds for them.
While we admit that these realities are evident around us, we have sufficient reasons to stay hopeful in the midst of these challenges. Here are a few tips to help you stay motivated in trying times:
1. Understand That You Are a Child of The King of kings:
An understanding of who you are is the first step towards exercising control during difficult times. Galatians 4:7 says we are sons, not servants. We have a privileged place of authority. This knowledge comes with light and liberation.
There is absolute power and inexplicable energy that wells up within you at the thought of who you are as an heir in Christ. As a statement of principle, ensure to rehearse whom you are in Christ until it becomes more prominent than the challenge itself.
2. Understand That Others Have Scaled Through This Before And Have Come Out Better:
Difficult times always seem insurmountable until you realize that many have gone through tougher times without throwing in the towel. Hebrews 12:1 says we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses. Get motivated by their exploits. Consider the stories of Job, Joseph and Jesus and rise up motivated.
3. Dimension The Problem:
When in difficult times – loss of a job or a loved one, during a pandemic, or perhaps after making a costly decision, do this: step back a moment and ensure to dimension the situation.
Consider what you can change or make better and work at those, while committing those beyond your control to God. Psalm 46:1 says God is a present help in trouble. You can trust Him to help you during those difficult moments.
4. Be Careful For Nothing:
Perhaps the most difficult piece of advice to give an individual passing through a tough time is the advice to be worried about nothing. Staying motivated during trying times is naturally unlikely, yet it is the best thing to do.
During this period, praise more than you pray about the situation, and pray more than you ponder over the situation. In no time, God would intervene and turn your story around.
Summarily, while it is difficult to stay motivated during trying times, it is the scripturally and medically recommended way to stay healthy and victorious over the challenge.