“Life Be Lifeing” : Embracing Even the Lowest Seasons in Life

“Life Be Lifeing” : Embracing Even the Lowest Seasons in Life

Have you ever had a rough season in your life and wondered when is this season gonna end? I’m talking about the kind of season in life that leaves you begging for it to just be over because the pain feels unbearable. Or maybe you wonder why the seasons, especially the rough, tough, and painful ones we go through, don’t have a start and end date so we know when they’ll end! Difficult seasons in life would seem more bearable if they were like fall, winter, spring, and summer, or even like football or basketball season with a clear beginning and a clear end date. Right? Let me share with you 3 things I learned as I went through a very recent low season in my own life. 

1. You are not alone. Sometimes, the pain and hurt are so deep that it leaves you feeling alone, with all the negative thoughts drowning out anything positive. It's like the negative is amplified in your head no matter what is going “good” in your life. How can anything be good when you feel like you are about to drown? Over the past 6 months, I have been fighting to come up for air from an on-and-off toxic relationship with my child’s father that I had been in for the last 2 1/2 years that came to a permanent end. I gave so much in the relationship to the point of feeling physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually drained. I genuinely loved this person, and once I found out I was pregnant, I worked to have a family with him, trying to overlook the pain he caused me and how incompatible we were. In this season I felt so low, sad, and empty that I wanted to give up because it seemed like I couldn't get out of the toxic cycle that left me feeling empty.  What I didn't realize at the time was that I was never alone. My support circle was always there. God was always there. During this season, my circle constantly reached out to me with prayer, affirmations, and reminders that I would be stronger on the other side.
2. God will use this season to push you towards your purpose.

When I felt like I was dying, God intervened. The pain of the situation pushed me to run back to Jesus. I am in therapy because Jesus + therapy = ongoing healing. If you need to get into therapy, find someone. If you can’t get a therapist right now, find a group of wise people. Do not tell your stuff to just anyone. Not all people can help you go through your seasons! 

3. Rough seasons do not define you! You WILL make it through! 

Though you may not feel it or see it, things will get better. You must go through the process and experience the pain so that you can become stronger.  As you go through this season, remind yourself that your story matters because it may very well become someone's survival guide. 

If you take nothing else from this, I just hope you know that even in your lowest seasons in life where you feel the weakest and the most broken, God is strong, and He’ll carry you through it. Just trust Him to send help. The season will change. 

With Love,
Ekaila from “Kaila with an E”

Website: https://kailawithane.com

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