There could be a time in life when everything just seems to have taken the opposite turn. It’s more frustrating when it even not just one aspect of your life but more. You work so hard, make sacrifices, put in your all and when you least expect, it comes crashing at your face.

I know that feeling, that has been my most recent experience. It’s bad when things don’t work but if worst when people you love, believe and have faith in, let you down. When you want to totally forget about everything but the memories fairy becomes your most diligent servant; serving you with past memories when you least need them.

These are some of the things which helped and worked for me during that period. I’m sharing them to help anyone who may be in any of the circumstances described above.

1. Move On

This is life, a lot of things will go well and some would also not. Embrace the times, enjoy them, endure them but most importantly learn from them and move on. Yes, regardless situations and circumstances, keep moving. Always remember to MOVE. The world is moving at every point in time, the clock still ticks, people are progressing, nothing will wait for you. Try your best to keep moving on with your life.

Regardless of what hard times you are facing, never switch off your progress mentality. Constantly remind yourself of your purpose, dreams, and goals. Remember why you should make it, why you started and why you shouldn’t give up. Of all things, remember to MOVE ON.

2. Listen To Faith Building Messages.

Easier said than done right? Yes, that’s true but that shouldn’t stop you from having the “moving on mentality”. Now you know you got to move on regardless of circumstances, but does that stop you from the negative feelings that may keep rushing back to you? No. You are human, once blood is still flowing through your veins, you can experience negative emotions of your disappointments, failures, and fears.

In times like this, listen to faith building messages. They are uplifting, motivational and empowering. They will help you to put you back on track. This has been one source of my ‘strength’ in recent times.

3. Read books.

People have once experienced what you are going through and have shared them in books. Why don’t you leverage on them to help you make the best of your situation? Find those books, read them, grab the lessons to help you make smart decisions when you head can’t think of a thing.

I’m currently reading What To Do Until Love Finds You by Michelle Mckinney Hammond.  It’s perfect for my current situation. Michelle shares great stuff in the most practical ways. After listening to my worship songs and short faith building messages every morning on my way to work, I get my morning dose of insights shared in the book and boom, every negative feeling goes to hell.

4. Seek counsel.

There are days you may feel like opening up and getting opinions. Do so. Reach out to experienced people you are comfortable with, talk to them. They will share their power secrets which have worked for them. They will counsel you and this will go a long way to helping you improve upon your situation.

5. Pray.

Communicate with your Creator. He knows you best. He knows how to turn things around in your favour. Pray, pray, pray. I can’t emphasise this enough.  Pour out everything to your God. Tell him about your fears and present challenges. Prayer works and positions you on the right course. It will build your faith, you will feel better.

I don’t know what exactly your circumstance is, but no matter what it may be, remember there are dark clouds before the rains. Dark moments are often springboards to major breakthroughs. Right before a baby is born, a mother goes through the worse of pains. Your joy is about to break forth. Your present circumstances will launch you into your blessing. Embrace, endure , make the best out of them.

What are you going through now or gone through in the past? Did any of these help you through your journey? Feel free to share and advice in the comments!

Mabel is a blogger, freelance writer, and a student journalist. Inside of her is a burning passion for writing. She started writing in her first year in high school where she published two stories in “The Mirror”, a Ghanaian weekly newspaper. She wrote several articles for the “Echoes of OLA” her high school yearly magazine.