Hey! You! Yes You!!!!! I hear you fussing and complaining about your current life situations! In fact you are too loud! Why don’t you take that same energy and do something constructive to change your situation! Whatever it is. I don’t even wanna know what it is, because I have a long laundry list of dirt myself! BUT I’m working on it.

Have you done anything different today outside of your normal routine? Have you prayed and asked God for direction. Did you wait to hear His direction? Have you listened to learn from someone who has already overcome a situation similar to where you are now? Have you identified your true weaknesses? What about your strengths? Have you really identified the root cause of the problem? Have you considered the fact that  might be the problem? Have you looked in the mirror lately to examine yourself thoroughly? Have you been able to envision yourself free from your current problem? Have you decreed or declared by faith that you are free – as an affirmation? Have you written out your goals? Do you even have a plan to get free? Do you even know where to begin?

If you start answering the above questions and begin to take action, I am very positive things will start looking up for you.

Another thing that has always helped me is: when I have done everything that I possibly could at that moment in my situation. I look for opportunities to help someone else who might be having a rough time. I might now be the exact answer but i might be able to step in and relieve some pressure before something breaks! For example if they are a single parent struggling to make ends meet I might A) buy groceries for a week or B) pick up on a small bill or C) baby sit – taking the children for several hours (or couple of days even) or D) purchase a spa day. If i know the person is fighting depression I might help with laundry, house cleaning, running errands or just keep them company even when I don’t feel like it. But you say I haven’t answered the root of the problem…I might not have. I’m not God but it’s the small things that might give them that extra boost to go on and be able to make it another day.  Think outside the box. Sometimes we just need a little help so that we can focus on the real problem.

Don’t be selfish. Help yourself and help somebody else too. You won’t believe how fast your situation will begin to change when you take the focus off of yourself all the time.