It is so easy for us to hide in our own little box and keep to ourselves. We don’t ask for help or don’t associate ourselves with others and think this is just fine. We try to shield ourself from disappointments, heartaches, debates and others opinions. We would rather find motivation or encouragement from a Facebook post or a podcast rather than associate ourselves with tangible people.
It’s hard to get out of your box. You get comfortable just being by yourself until being by yourself is not enough. I got to the point where motivational quotes just weren’t enough for me. I got to the point where inspirational podcasts and YouTube videos didn’t do anything for me anymore. I got to the point where I just didn’t know where to get my encouragement to do more from. So what do you do at this point?
What do you do when your tired of scrolling down your feed in search for something?
What do you do when every podcast sounds the same?
You change your surroundings!
You change what you do!
I had to get to the point where I was thirsty for positivity. I was thirsty for motivation. I got thirsty for more. I needed to be around people who wanted something more from life. I was thirsty for my purpose so I changed what I was doing. I went back to something that I would do all the time, reading. I starting reading motivational books and biographies of women who have had to go through some tough stuff to be the positive people they are today. I also got a Passions Bible so I can understand a little better of what God wanted to tell me through my process of hydration.
We tend to forget that the journey to live a positive life is difficult and it literally takes one step at a time. God didn’t intend for us to go through life alone so we have to realize there are people out there in the same delicate state that we are in. We want to protect our hearts but all we are doing is hindering it. We are not allowing ourselves to be exposed to things that will strengthen us.
You have to step out of your comfort zone. So what I did was sign up for a women’s conference where I knew no one which was difficult for me because I don’t consider myself a people person. Usually when I am in this type of environment I sit to myself, read the program or text my husband, but remember I needed get out of my comfort zone so I mingled. I went around introducing myself and I met so many beautiful women with welcoming spirits. I told them about myself and they all had positive things to say. I promise you this went on for 30 minutes and that’s all it took. I felt like I was rejuvenated. I was around women with a thirst for more, they were looking for something just like me.
Maybe you aren’t ready to completely get out of your comfort zone and mingle in big crowds and that’s ok. Start small, go to the local library and find a book club, see what a local church is doing and go there. Get out of your bubble and find someone who wants more out of life. Talk to people, compliment others, your looking for something so you need to search for it. Ask God what should you do and where should you go! Trust me when I asked him he had no problem telling me and I was full!
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 NIV