I know I can’t be alone in feeling sometimes like I’m at a standstill in life. There have been several times in my twenties that I have felt like that. I think honestly, alot of it is to do with comparison. Comparing where you are in life to where others are. And I am not about that life anymore. I don’t want to compare myself to others journeys. Life is not a race, and I have to constantly remind myself of that. Waiting and feeling like you’re at a standstill in life can be really hard. I have been there, and I am there.
Every couple of years I feel like my priorities change, and I start to want more or different from life. Which then leads me to try and achieve those goals. When they don’t happen in my timescale, I feel like I have failed or I am just waiting for something that might never happen. It can be hard and discouraging.
For todays post, I want to share some truths about being at a standstill in life. And share my thoughts on something that is happening right now in my life and so many others.
WAITING DOESN’T MEAN IT WON’T EVER HAPPEN
At times when you are waiting for what feels like the impossible, you can feel like your time won’t ever come. Whether it’s waiting for a promotion at work, to find your soulmate or even to have a baby. When you are in the season of waiting, it can feel like it takes years and years. And it might even be that long. But just because you are waiting, doesn’t mean it wont ever happen.
I have to constantly remind myself this, but also remember to be realistic. I know that I won’t have everything my heart desires, and honestly I am okay with that. Being a Christian means that I believe in faith. That everything that is meant for me, will find me. God will make a way. And that brings me so much peace.
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BEING AT A STANDSTILL MEANS YOU HAVE TIME TO REFLECT
I remember praying and asking God for guidance for certain things I have right now. Reflection is such a good perspective to have. Think back to years ago when you wanted/prayed for what you have now? Back then you probably didn’t think it would happen either. And here you are living what you dreamed of. What an amazing thing to think about.
There have been times when I have been in jobs that I just wanted to get out of. And I remember waiting a whole year for an opportunity to leave. It felt like an eternity, but here I am today. Happy and content in a job I love getting up for. Back then, this is what I prayed would happen. And here I am living it. How amazing is that.
Only ever look back to see how far you have come.
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IT’S YOUR JOB TO BE PRODUCTIVE TOO
The things we want in life won’t just fall into our laps. You want to find a partner? Well you won’t find one being in your house 24/7 and not socialising. Go out there and make it happen. You want a new job? Well don’t expect your phone to just ring one day with an offer for your dream job. Start applying.
For the longest time I had this mentality. I won’t ever get what I want from life by going after it myself, it will come to me when it’s time. Yes, sometimes thats the case. But you have to remember that it’s up to you aswell. Opportunities are always available to us, as long as we go out there to find them. Be productive with your time and go out there to achieve your hopes and dreams. Even if you are at a standstill in life. Taking that initial step could be what changes things for you.
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IT WON’T ALWAYS BE LIKE THIS
One thing to remember when you’re at a standstill in life, is that it won’t always be like this. You won’t always be waiting for things to happen. But you have to remember to be content in whatever life stage you’re at. And know that something great is around the corner, even if something bad comes first. It won’t always be how you expected it or thought it would turn out. But everything happens for a reason. You won’t always feel like this.
I am speaking from experience here. It won’t always feel like you’re stuck and not where you want to be. But when you get there, remember to be thankful for the journey. Because often, you learn so much about yourself through the process.
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Do you feel like you’re at a standstill in life? I do sometimes, often actually. It’s about how we handle the situation, and what we do to help ourselves that counts. It can make or break us.
Sharing this is personal for me. Because I have felt like I’ve been at a standstill in my life so often the last few years. And it can be frustrating and scary, but you will get through it. Just remember everything I said.