After God has provoked us to see things differently, whether through hard times or severe introspection we become open to new ideas.
With the vulnerability to God and His commands a renewed faith in His work becomes available to us.
This is fuel for our imaginations.
The reward of enduring hardship is that we have a renewed mind. This means that new possibilities become apparent.
But how do we curb our imaginations in the aftermath of trials? How do we learn to be productive in the wake of difficult times with our whole beings shaken?
I have found some comfort in the practices below. I hope you will, too.
- Allow life to change pace naturally
- Try on the new lenses given to you by the experience...don't interpret, just partake
- Pick up your creative work again
- Stay the course on your goals
- Record your experiences
- Share your experiences
- Expect that the experience is a learning time, not personal judgment
- Expect that you will see new opportunities
- Be open to the changes
- Create art in spite of the hard times
It's your turn. Will you allow your imagination to be stymied by hard times? What will you do with this gift?
Feel free to let me know how you endure or have endured hard times.