I don’t know about you, but I have had many foot-stomping moments of spiritual temper tantrums when I have felt stuck and frustrated. Nowadays I recognize them before I let it go that far and I know I have to take step back from whatever it is that I am trying to accomplish. And simply let God do his thing and not interfere. Sometimes we have to let go of trying to control how things will unfold for us.
Often the ways of God surprises us, and we couldn’t have figured out the path by ourselves. Just know that when we let go and let God, we will be delighted, because that is how God is. All is really well and God doesn’t need our “help”.
There is a fine line between being scared to move forward and outside of our comfort zone, and being asked to wait by God, and awareness is the key to what’s going on. There is a reason why things are not moving forward and by asking yourself, or God if you will, what it is, you get the answers.
Sometimes there are things waiting for us in the near future that we know nothing about yet, and when we try to make things happen ourselves while at the same time hearing God really clearly telling us to chill and we just continue to ignore what our intuition is telling us, we are only standing in our own way.
God has the whole picture. He knows the way. He has people lined up for us, situations that benefits us (and others) and all sorts of means ready to help us– if we could just relax and don’t try to “fix” something that is not even broken!
Stress and struggle has to be banished for good. Remember the saying “there can be no happy ending to an unhappy journey”. We have to learn to only do things from a place of alignment which means doing things only when we are inspired, and not from a place of being merely motivated, which is often based in some kind of fear; “if I’m not doing this NOW, then this awful thing might happen so I HAVE to make it happen NOW, or else..”
Sure, motivation can be a powerful force behind our “doing” but we should only act on it if we feel inspired or empowered, when it feels good to us.
From my own experience I have learned to stop immediately when I feel I am trying too hard, or if I feel stuck somehow. I have learned to simply stop what I’m doing altogether and distract myself from the “challenge” by quieting down my mind, connecting with myself again and looking within for answers.
Not to say that this is always as easy; I still have my spiritual tantrums at times!
Powerful questions to ask yourself and conversations to have with yourself could be:
- I feel I’m ready for the next step; but if I’m not, then make me. You know what’s best for me God.
- If I have some fears that I don’t know about on a subconscious level, then I am asking you God to undo them, and restore me to who and what I know myself to be. Take my fears and I receive your peace in exchange. (Yes; God wants to give it to you more than anything else, because in peace the lines between you is completely open)
- What is it that I need to learn before I can move forward? Show me what I need to know.
- Is this procrastination coming from ego, or is it God telling me to wait? Give me signs God, communicate with me so that I know what to do, if there is anything I need to do.
- What is the next step for me? (Trust the answer that comes up, even if it says that you should do nothing)
And finally I say something like this:
“I have no idea why I feel this stuck, when I know I have the willingness and passion, and I’m so eager to do this! But I know you know the whole picture God, so I’m just going to sit here quietly and listen for direction, and I’m going to trust whatever comes up, because I know you know everything about this situation and I myself know nothing. So I leave this whole matter in your hands now, knowing that when it’s my turn to do something, I will know, because the communication between us is so clear. Thank you God, for always helping me.”
And then I just sit and listen, with this phrase in mind:
” Be still and know that I am God”.
And don’t try to find the answers! Let them come to you. It’s not up to you to figure out the answers at all. Leave the task to God. Insights can then come from that place of Peace.
Remember: “Be still and know that I am God”.
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