Life’s challenges are inevitable, and as Christian women, we face our share of hard days. These are the moments when the weight of our responsibilities, unexpected obstacles, and the struggles of daily life can feel overwhelming.
Whether it’s a day when you face criticism, financial struggles, or the disappointment of unmet expectations, these are the moments when the enemy subtly whispers doubts and fears into our hearts. He tries to plant seeds of insecurity and divert us from our purpose.
In those challenging times, it’s crucial to stand firm in your faith. The hard days may come, but they don’t define you. Instead of giving in to doubt and worry, I want to equip you with tools to navigate through these tough moments with grace and resilience. Together, let’s explore ways to not only survive the hard days but emerge stronger, rooted in your purpose and faith.
#1: Spend time with God
“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.”Philippians 4:7 MSG
God cares about you and everything that occupies your thoughts. He doesn’t want you to do this journey alone or handle this hard day without His presence. So, spend time with Him and let Him know your concerns. Ask Him to speak to your heart and to settle you at your core. Ask for wisdom, guidance, and direction. Soon, you’ll notice the worry being displaced and His peace settling you.
#2: Reflect on God’s Faithfulness
You’ve had really hard days before. And, God has faithfully brought you through those hard days. Take a moment to reflect on His faithfulness throughout your life. How has He carried you through those dark days.
#3: Listen to Worship Music
There is something powerful about worship music that allows us to connect to the heart of God.
Here are a few of my favorite worship songs:
#4: Reflect on How God has Used You
Keep an encouragement box filled with notes, cards, etc. from people whose lives have been changed because you said YES to God and your purpose! On those hard days, pull it out and read through each note. Thank God for each person and what He did in their life through you.
#5: Create a Gratitude List
Celebrate God’s blessings in your life. Take 10 minutes and make a list of every blessing that comes to mind.
#6: Serve Others
Ask God to show you who you can encourage and bless today. It’s amazing what happens when we take our eyes off our struggle and intentionally bless someone else.
#7: Remind yourself WHY you started.
Go back to the vision God gave you and feel the excitement you had when He first revealed it. God has a plan and purpose for your life!
Don’t let the technology woes, criticism, and financial struggles keep you from fulfilling the purpose God has for you. Do the seven things above, so you can survive the hard days and thrive in your purpose and calling.
I would love to hear from you! Wat keeps you motivated and working toward your goals on the really hard days?