A good friend pointed out that often times when trials arise I have a tendency to get caught up in what’s unfolding and begin to act as though the trial will last forever.
Their words hit me like a ton of bricks because they were absolutely 100% correct! I do have a tendency to act as if there is no end in sight when things get hard and start functioning as if this is how life will be forever.
When I heard this about myself I began to see clearly how my mindset and actions immediately change when I start believing trials may last forever. My viewpoint of the people at hand change, there’s little to no mercy and I start to protect myself and build up walls. This is not ok.
I don’t know about you but I’m a very literal person. My family raised me to believe in what people give you. So I’d like to think I’m hypersensitive to what’s going on around me all the time. As I get older I’m not sure if that’s such a good thing but that’s for another blog post.
In our conversation, I was reminded that trials are for a season. I’ve heard this a million times, but how quickly we forget when you’re actually in one! That season can seem like an eternity, where there’s no end in sight.
When I started viewing my trials as seasons it gave me hope. I started to see how wrong I was for changing my actions and viewpoints for a season!?! It’s like dressing for winter all year round. Makes no sense! I started to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m encouraged to not change my actions & viewpoints for temporary seasons!
Just like seasons, trials come and go. I’m learning to slow down and not jump to conclusions given the current trial at hand. To also pray through trials and not let life’s ups and downs dictate my mood/actions. And most importantly to trust that He has it ALL under control.