Have you had to do a hard thing? Maybe it was initiate a conversation about an awkward situation or apologize for something said or maybe you needed to stand up for an unpopular idea or address a wrong. Life is full of hard things and hard conversations. Sometimes I try to avoid them for as long as I can because I am anxious about the outcome.
Are in the middle of thinking you need to do a hard thing?
- Pray and ask God for His guidance. Sometimes this will be the only action taken.
- Consider your motives.
- Seek out a discerning and trusted individual~one who will not just blindly agree to anything you say~share your thoughts and request their insight.
- Allow time for your ideas to marinate. Sometimes I create my own ‘hard thing’ moments by jumping the gun and not processing long enough. You may find this ‘hard thing’ does not require your action at this time.
- Ask for prayer support from trusted individuals. You do not need to divulge private information as God knows the details.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen!” Ephesians 3:19-21 NIV