Everyone's life is defined by a series of ups and downs—the metaphorical rollercoaster ride living and breathing in this broken world takes us on.
However, there are some seasons that are topsy turvy, sideways if you will. Neither up nor down, but teeter tottering on the brink of this could go either way. Days, weeks, months, or longer of holding your breath and waiting. So, what do I do during those seasons? What do I do during the season I am currently in?
I go over what I know, like a child who has been traumatized and counts aloud or sings their ABCs just to establish routine and normalcy, I repeat truth.
1. God is faithful—all the time. (I didn't say good. I know God is good all the time. But in a season of sideways, it doesn't feel that way, and sometimes, unfortunately, I can mistakenly use my emotions as my rudder, so I go with faithful.)
2. I am loved by many, but most of all by the Creator of the universe.
3. I am blessed, surrounded by friends and family who would come to my aid at a moment's notice.
4. I have a purpose, ordained by God, laid on the foundation of Jesus (and the rock don't go topsy turvy, y'all).
5. Praying to change my perspective is a game changer. The Holy Spirit can bring our tilt-a-whirl existence to a halt and focus us on the One who sees us through every up, down, and sideways.
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.