In the Middle

Here’s something that I struggle with–and if I had to guess, you probably struggle with too—being in the middle of something. That “something” could literally be anything—anything that flips your life a little bit upside down.

I have always wanted this blog to be truthful. It’s a place where Angie and I can be ourselves, show some honesty, strengths, weaknesses or whatever else is on our minds. The blog is for our small moments and big moments. beach

And so, instead of ignoring some of my big moments lately—I’m spewing a few thoughts out here on the blog.

{Side note: When I’m sharing something that I can’t quite wrap my finger around —getting thoughts to line up becomes hard. So I’m sorry if this is all vague.}

Currently, my head is kind of spinning and my heart is all over the place.  I feel confused one moment and then optimistic the next. I can’t really put my finger on what or why things are happening the way in which they are. And I also can’t express how I’m growing or what I’m learning. So instead, I’m just stuck.dz

I’m in the middle of something and I can’t really explain how I feel or why it is happening.

Can you relate?

I think as a believer, not knowing how you feel or being unable to explain your situation is seen as a weakness. So often, people feel that we should always have answers or always be able to give a “reason.” I disagree. I feel like in the moments of uncertainty or when I’m in the “middle”—I’m the most vulnerable. The most tender to God and seeking His heart. lakecpfarm

Over the last few years, I’ve learned the most about myself or a situation not while it is going on, but, in hindsight—looking back. I understand the challenges and changes that have taken place in my life way better now that they are in my past.

Life is sweet and funny in that way. In the present, you feel like you are floundering or barely keeping your head above water. Then later, you realize why things happened the way they did and why in a weird way you are thankful for those times—making you stronger. vazoo

So since I’m in the “middle” or present state of my situation and again am not sure why, here’s a few things I’ve been doing to process what I can’t really understand:

  • Focus on one day at a time. “His mercies are new every morning.” Lam. 3:22-24
  • Be thankful for everything good around me. 
  • Pray—even when I’m not sure what to pray for.
  • Stay calm. (this is way hard to do, but I’ve been trying “Breath Prayer”
  • Let go of always being in control. (Truthfully I don’t want that weight anyways)
  • Remember that this season of life is just a season—life won’t always look and feel this way.

When you are stuck in the middle of something you don’t understand, how do you push through it?

Love, 

Liz 


One Response to In the Middle

  1. Christine Cerveny says:

    in hindsight—looking back. I understand the challenges and changes that have taken place in my life way better now that they re in my past. YES , IN THE PAST; LET THEM GO; present, you feel like you are floundering or barely keeping your head above water. I HAVE FELT THAT WAY MYSELF, MANY TIMES, I AM OLDER AND PLEASE DON’T COMPARE MY SITUATION TO YOURS; THEY MAY BE TOTALLY DIFFERENT, BUT THESE FEELINGS HAPPEN TO LOTS OF WOMEN (MAYBE MEN, DON’T KNOW) Then later, you realize why things happened the way they did and why in a weird way you are thankful for those times—making you stronger. AMEN!!! (I HAVE A FEW EXAMLES OF THAT (CODY FOR SURE). HOPE YOU FOLLOW ME; HERE AND MAYBE IT HELPED

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