I wish I could sit here and tell you that I'm full of endless energy, that I don't get tired, and that I don't get stressed. But that would be a lie. I get very tired, I get extremely stressed, and sometimes I feel so lost that I don't even know how to begin my day.
When I start to feel overwhelmed, I have a choice:
A.) Relax, take a break, or give up
B.) Keep going
Any runner will tell you the secret to going a long distance: just keep going. Am I over-simplifying it? Actually, no. Backing away from difficulty only causes one thing: regret.
But HOW do I keep going? I pray for strength and wisdom. Everything good comes from God, including the strength to carry on.
"Heavenly Father, thank you for these trials. Thank you for this difficult season in my life. You continue to make me stronger, and I place my trust completely in you. Though I may not see it today, your plan is wonderful - your plan is eternal. Please surround me with your Spirit today, and fill me with the power, wisdom, and self-discipline to carry on. Help my unbelief, Lord. Amen."