As I “pen” this blog, the scripture that I just referenced helped me remember what we need to do: LOOK UP! In Him is where all our strength, help, hope and refuge lies! It’s crazy how the devil will do everything in his power to keep your head down, buckled over in despair. And it’s simply because that if you look up toward God, you will begin to receive exactly what you need. It’s as if you’re absorbing the sun beams for physical and emotional energy, like a recharged battery; and it’s because His presence is beyond those clouds in the sky!
Have you ever been stuck in a rut? Does it feel like even though you’re giving it your all, you just don’t see any progress? I’ve felt like this a MILLION times over during my entrepreneur journey! Lately, I’ve been losing and gaining clients at a break-even rate, and I must admit that the experience has been discouraging. My mind wonders “How will my business ever be successful if it continues like this? ” and “Where is the growth?”
David the Psalmist said,
“I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth (Psalms 91:1-2).”
But are we truly seeking His presence whenever we are stressed out, hopeless, and have run out of energy?
It is amazing how a simple head gesture toward the heavens can change your perspective on everything. After you look up, you have the ability to look ahead, facing what’s in front of you, a little less unnerved and ready to the work. So lift your head, talk to your source of strength, take a deep breath, and keep pushing!
I’ll end this blog on a quote that one of my favorite morning DJs, the late Kidd Kraddick coined. I’ve never really thought about its meaning until times like these and the phrase is so powerful: “Keep looking up, ‘cuz that’s where it all is!”