Exploring a new Perspective
What if things have been so difficult because you’ve been trying to fit into a particular mould created by the expectations of family, friends and society at large?
What if the reason you’ve been struggling so much, and always feeling like a huge weight is upon your shoulders is because you have been focusing more on things you have no control over rather than things that you can easily change and adjust to fit your present season in life.
Maybe your eyes continuously lack that lustre and joy of living because you’ve been using the standard of others to measure your own success, relevance and fulfilment. You are not here by chance, you can be joyful while figuring it out.
When you allow the opinion of others and their expectations become your driving force as a child of God, you realise that every day it seems like you will never catch up.
The more you chase, the more the expectation rises and then you chase some more… And then you neglect your inner peace, the still small voice urging you to stay still and receive instruction. This might possibly end up breaking you instead of making you.
Things seem not to be working out? How about you shift your perspective a little bit and recheck your standards. Make a well-needed shift from the things you have no control over; like the opinions of others and focus on the things you can control. Like your dreams and available resources.
Explore what you are able to do right now, not what others expect you to do. Consider your physical and mental capacity and leading of God through your Spirit and explore what fits into your present season.
You may not be able to afford higher learning right now, but what else can you afford to get you closer to your desired end?
Remove the pressure from your shoulders and explore the options that fit into your life just as it is. You will be amazed at how far you can go when you shift your perspective from what others think it should be to what you know you can do.
Break free from the conventional matrix. No one can wear your shoes better than you. You are unique. Your circumstance is unique to you and your journey is totally distinct. Rather than running after a framework of obligations, recognise your circumstance for what it is and focus on those things you have the power to change.
It could be as simple as shifting our perspectives.