At low times in our lives, most of us have probably experienced the feeling of failure and have known the feeling of loss of hope and lack of focus. We may have momentarily thought “my life has no point and is going nowhere.” ( Read What is the Point in Trying So Hard for more on this subject).
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Today we will be talking about the following:
- My Life Has No Point and is Going Nowhere
- Ask a Friend for Help
- Strive to Focus on Positive Angles Rather Than Magnifying the Problem
- There is Hope for You
- Rid Your Life of Negativity
- See Yourself as Successful
- Give Yourself Grace
- Make Social Connections
- What Are Some Changes That Would Help Me Step Up and Out?
- How to Have Joy and Purpose in Your Life
This caused us to make some needed changes in thinking and in our itinerary – changes that negated the negatives and enforced the positives in our lives. Opening our lives to truths, we experienced a healing, a boost and a world of opportunity opened. It is because of the success of those who have been to that point and have emerged stronger that we can encourage others. Finding the key to joy and contentment is worth the search. When this feeling of pointlessness and lack of purpose lingers, it is time to seriously regard the issues, and perhaps seek help from a friend or professional. If you are thinking “my life has no point and is going nowhere”, read on.
Ask a Friend for Help
Ideally, we have been given or have learned the tactics needed to avoid negativity altogether, or to have guidelines available when our anchor is shaky. Remember that everyone needs help some time, somewhere. We were not meant to be alone in this world, and we were made to have a spiritual life and home with the Creator.
It is the all- time plan: God loves us and wants a relationship with us. He wants us to live the abundant life here on earth and to care for one another. He wants us to trust him so that we can have fellowship with him forever. It’s a big and extravagant exciting plan: don’t miss it!
Strive to Focus on Positive Angles Rather Than Magnifying the Problem
It has been said, “What you focus on has your attention. What has your attention has you.” Focus on Hope, Confidence, Peace and Joy. When we focus on the bad, we are soon consumed. Make every effort to rise above the things in your life that are trying to paralyze or consume you. When we feel anxious, exhausted, alone, have low self- esteem, it is a struggle to change our focus from our perceived status to one with hope.
There is Hope for You
But we become what we think. Make every effort to fill your mind with positive thoughts and seek to find hope. When I need Hope in my life- my Hope is you, This is a song of faith in God that affirms not only our need for hope, but also the answer.
The emptiness inside us is awaiting the indwelling Spirit of God to help us; to guide us; and to love us; and to make us into a person of joy and peace, a contributor to society, and a healer for the woes of this world. If you are thinking “my life has no point and is going nowhere”, read on.
Rid Your Life of Negativity
Our language affects our motives. Our emotions influence our choices. When we give in to the negativity, our lives are cluttered with anger and blame and unforgiveness. There is no room for joy and motivation. (You can read more about joy here). Some of us are list makers. Try putting into words the feelings that you have that are destroying progress and joy in your life. Then determine if those are real or imagined.
Are you feeding doubts and bad feelings? Or actual happenings? Strike through the imagined defeats and concentrate on overcoming the actual realities.
See Yourself as Successful
Seeing yourself as a success, a doer, an achiever, a contributor to the good in the world is essential. Now make a list of those characteristics and traits that you see as wholesome, those that you are thankful to manifest in your life. Concentrate your thoughts on these things as you allow them to push out the destructive thoughts.
Give Yourself Grace
You may ask, how can I give the grace I give others to myself? Are you harder on yourself than on others? Be kind to you, compliment yourself, do something nice for yourself, forgive yourself.
We Type A personalities know that the more energy spent or used, the better we feel. We must exercise to be at our best. However, exercise boosts the spirits of everyone – whatever your type.
A simple walk outdoors may rid us of negative thoughts that are making us anxious. Fresh air seems to wipe the cobwebs from our eyes and souls. Communing with nature makes us feel connected and we wonder at the enormity and grandeur of this world. Our eyes are opened, and our brain can clear. If you are thinking “my life has no point and is going nowhere”, read on.
Make Social Connections
Strong social connections tend to make people happier. Removing isolation reduces stress. And interaction with others allows a congenial atmosphere to emerge that can lead to the sharing of problems and even dreams.
A healthy social or work group connection may be a source of encouragement. Sharing thoughts and concerns reduces the magnitude of the problem, whether real or perceived. Make yourself accessible to others. Reach out, call ,text, communicate. Someone needs to hear from you today.
What Are Some Changes That Would Help Me Step Up and Out?
- Remove Clutter – the clutter in your mind – eradicate the cacophony of negative thoughts telling you that you cannot succeed.
- Take hold of truths to replace these negative thoughts.
“Do not belittle your abilities. Praise God for your gifts and strengths.”
- Replace the negatives with positive thoughts. Think about small victories you have had. Concentrate on good relationships of the past. Ask God to take control in your life.
- Face your Fears – are your fears of failure manufactured in your fearful mind? Name your fears. List them in order of importance. Handle them and break them down until you can see answers to those fears. Have you allowed them to grow like weeds with no effort to rid your mind of their encroachment? Are some even fake fears?
- Become accountable – are you dependable? Are you always on time? We are only as good as our word – a saying that means we are accountable for the promises we make.
Accountability is the foundation for building a productive and purpose-filled life. Make the deadline, not the excuses.
- Focus or refocus on your goals – do you have a plan? Do you have at least a broad direction for your life?
Until we have a map or a GPS, it is doubtful that we can make a cross country trip. Likewise, we need to make plans, prepare, and put forth effort to achieve in any field of work, in any capacity of companionship, or in the fulfillment of our calling.
- Plan wisely – take every advantage of advisers or counseling that is yours. Be honest and open. Avoid alcohol and illegal drugs: these substances only add to the problem and muddy the water. Get rest. Get up. Prepare. Go forward!
- Perfectionism may be your enemy. Some aspects of perfectionism may be interfering with your ability to prioritize and thus letting unimportant details hold you back because all is not absolute perfection. Or you may exhaust yourself from giving more time to a detail than is deemed necessary – the “it’s not ready to share yet” that never develops. Or it may be procrastination, afraid that you can’t continue and be successful with developing a certain good habit, so you don’t ever start. Give yourself some grace. No one is perfect.
- Ask yourself does life have a point or a purpose for me?
It is essential that you be honest with yourself. Self-doubt, fear or even laziness can keep someone from missing his/her goal. Reach out, and by faith be purposeful in developing into the person for whom you were intended. May your life be joyous and fulfilling.
How to Have Joy and Purpose in Your Life
When we develop our giftedness; when we strive to use those gifts for the purpose of caring for our dependents and the needy of the world; and when we rely on the forgiveness that is offered to us through Christ Jesus, we will have the enrichment of our earthly life. We will find purpose for each day.
The abundant life that Jesus promised us in John 10:10 when he said “I have come that you may have life, and that abundantly” is available when we walk with the Savior.