The other day, I was viewing different types of hairstyles on Pinterest when I came across a pin that was titled “Natural Hair Meltdown and How to Stay Motivated: 8 Signs”. Naturally, out of curiosity, I read this post and was shocked to apply these 8 signs to myself accurately. I then began to think, this applies also to my life. Am I suffering from a Christian Meltdown? How many people suffer this “meltdown” with their walk with God. Despite this post being about hair, it also made so much sense about our walks with God. So, I broke down the list into my own words about our walks with God. I hope this helps you today!
- Looking in the Mirror and Not seeing Growth
This was the very first sign of a “Christian meltdown”. If you think about it although, how many of us look in the mirror and think we are not good enough, we aren’t getting anywhere in our ministry, we aren’t seeing this change, we aren’t seeing this prayer answer. Then those thoughts lead to God doesn’t love me or why am I even doing this?
You are always growing. Focus instead on healthy growth in God. Proper prayer regimen and scripture practices foster your growth.
2. Tired of Trying New Ways of Doing Things and Failing
When we make up our minds to live for God, the change is not an overnight process. Let me reiterate; THE CHANGE IS NOT AN OVERNIGHT PROCESS.
***(ALL THE JUDGMENTAL PEOPLE IN THE CHURCHES (HYPOCRITES) I’M SPECIFICALLY TALKING TO YOU. LEAVE NEW CONVERTS ALONE IF YOU ARE NOT ENCOURAGING THEM OR MOTIVATING THEM)***
However, the fun thing about being a new convert is you get to find your own way of worshiping and building your OWN PERSONAL relationship with God.
Take this opportunity to get to know God and yourself. Introduce one thing at a time and don’t try to do everything at once. Try prayer, fasting, and reading the work in different styles, techniques or order. You could surprise yourself. Remember: Everyone’s walk is different with God.
3. Being Afraid of New Changes
When living for God, we often tend to look at someone else’s walk and compare their walk to our own. No. We should not do this.
Don’t spend all your time daydreaming about someone else’s walk. I promise, you don’t know what they have/had to battle to get where they are. I can advise you, you probably wouldn’t have been able to handle what they went through to get to where they are. Everyone’s walk and battles are designed just for them. Focus on your walk, get to know it, and give yourself the chance to fall in love with it. Besides, it is a walk with just you and Jesus. Look for inspiration not similarity.
4. Too Much Shedding and Dryness
On our walks, we lose “friends”, we have “dry spells” where we feel all alone in a desert, we seem vulnerable most times.
During this, make sure you moisturize and hydrate yourself and your walk whenever it is needed with the Word, prayer and fasting. You are now responsible for your walk with God, not anyone else. Try encouraging yourself during these times when it seems the hardest to pray.
Well, I hope this Part 1 of a Christian Meltdown helps you today. Will be posting Part 2 soon! Love you guys and keep your heads up!