Pivot or Persevere When Times Get Tough?

It’s hard to know the difference between real life ups and downs that try to throw us off course and when it’s time to throw in the towel and move on…

At the end of the day, you and I have to determine if the opposition and obstacles are a “Deterring Distraction” or a “Divine Detour.”

With everything that has happened so far through the pandemic of 2020, I wanted to take a quick moment to share some key things that I consider personally and professionally with my clients when navigating whether to pivot or persevere through:

#1 All-In Decisions: The best way to stay strong and focused during a storm is to have made the decision in full faith and “all-in” status to begin with. Go back and identify how you got where you are. Were you sure when you started moving in that direction that you were supposed to? List all the confirmations and ways you knew.

#2 Peace in the Eye of the Storm: Let the peace of God rule your heart. It is entirely possible for all hell to be breaking loose around you, but you to still have peace that you are where you are supposed to be, doing what you are supposed to be doing. One of the ways God leads is through peace. Do you have peace?

#3 Wise-Counsel: What are your mentors, peers and those close to you saying? It is important to get godly, wise-counsel as you make decisions. Are they seeing red-flags that you haven’t? Do you have a support system or are you operating as an island, all by yourself. Unity is a powerful force. Decisions (especially big ones) should be made with the support and agreement of your spouse.

#4 Ask the Hard Questions: What are the probable pros if you keep going? What are the probable cons if you stop? What are the alternatives? Just like you should make all-in decisions to take steps forward, you should make all-in decisions to take steps out or back. When you look back, you don’t want to say, “I wish we would’ve.”

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6

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