Are you awake?
Are you living your life with purpose and forward motion, or are you asleep at the wheel, on auto pilot?
You can wake up.
If you are just getting through the day, give yourself permission to let go of the mourning period you have been in.
Dare to let go.
Stop beating yourself up and letting yourself drag.
Dare to let go of self pity, self absorption, and martyrdom.
Shake off the doldrums.
It is time to allow wonder and excitement.
Intentionally open your eyes wider.
Now, wake up.
Sometimes we get stuck back in the winter doldrums, but spring and summer are so bright and full of places to go and things to do, it should be easier to combat feeling low and stagnant.
Allow yourself the possibility.
First, open the blinds, let in the light. Get a fresh delicious beverage and have a better lunch.
Try some rituals that cheer you up and get your adrenaline flowing like a brisk shower, or a walk.
Great music can drag us out of a bad mood or the endless flatness of feeling down. Give your mind some fresh fuel of happier times.
Turn your mourning into dancing. You may have many reasons to mourn, but it is imperative to allow yourself to move forward. Ask God to turn your mourning into dancing.
11You turned my mourning into dancing;
You might have to try a little.
Force the brain, heart, and mind to cooperate with your choice.
4a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance
Our lives are but a breeze in the grand scheme of things. It is up to us what we do with the limited time we have.
God’s gift to you:
God will calm your chaos. He can wake you up, so that you will hear the silence of real peace.
Slow down and read these verses. Let them sink in.
28Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and He brought them out of their distress. 29He calmed the storm to a whisper, and the waves of the sea were hushed. 30They rejoiced in the silence, and He guided them to the harbor they desired.…
Intentionally live this day. Be aware of its value. Wake up and don’t let it go by unacknowledged.
11And do this, understanding the occasion. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12The night is nearly over; the day has drawn near. So let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.…
Awaken, put on the armor of light.
Barefoot and writing,