Sometimes, many of us may feel like we’ve lost our way.
“How did I end up here?”
Life is constantly moving, and sometimes it feels like we barely have time to breathe. It can be easy for the days to blend together as we go through our routines.
Then, we get worn down or burnt out. We let things slip or blow it off, telling ourselves we’ll do it tomorrow. Next thing you know, a month has passed, and you’ve fallen into a new routine.
Once you’ve ended up in a hole, it can feel impossible to ever climb out.
You feel stuck and blame yourself, which often can make things worse.
After all, you’re the one who made the decisions that led you here; who else can you blame?
Everybody stumbles while running the race of life.
Sometimes, it is your own fault. Sometimes it’s not. It could be a chemical imbalance in your brain, a genetic disease, or any other number of things. No matter what the cause is, it is your responsibility, with God’s help, to put in the work to find your way back to the right path.
In the Bible, the Israelites lost their way several times, but God still loved them and helped them find their way back.
Most of this looks pretty depressing and negative, but there is hope! No matter how far down you feel, you can return to a happier and healthier life.
Recently, I realized I had lost my way and began my journey to find my way back to the right path. Here are some helpful methods I’ve learned and used along the way.
Spend Time with God
Whenever I feel like I’ve lost my way, a big reason is that I have drifted away from God. I’m not reading my Bible or praying regularly. I’ve stopped going to church on Sundays.
Distance from God can cause us to slip in more ways than one.
When we spend time with God, it helps us not only stay close to Him but also realize what He has planned for us in our lives. This helps guide our decisions, both daily and long term, so we fulfill His plan for us.
Finding your way back to God is the first step toward the right path. The Christian walk is difficult, but life without God by your side is far worse!
Rely On Your Friends And Family
We are not meant to go through life alone. God created Eve for a reason. He didn’t create Adam and then create a new planet for Eve.
The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
Your friends and family love you and are your support system. You are not a burden. Everyone needs help from time to time.
Pick Up A Healthy Hobby
I’m not saying you have to buy a bunch of fancy equipment or go on some health kick you try to turn into part of your personality. But, finding something to do that is good for your physical and mental health will help improve multiple aspects of your life.
It can help you feel better about yourself, master a skill that gives you confidence, or simply provide an outlet for your emotions.
Seek Help From A Christian Counselor
Seeking help from a Christian counselor doesn’t have to be a last resort. Don’t wait until things feel hopeless. Counseling provides an outside perspective on what you’re feeling or experiencing and can help you shift your thoughts.
A Christian counselor provides help and guidance from a Biblical perspective to aid you in growing closer to God and following His purpose for your life.
It also can provide a healthy outlet to express your frustrations without hurting the people you care about.
Counseling can be an essential step in improving your mental health.