Steps to Take When Your World Falls Apart

What do you do when your world falls apart?

In today’s world we face set backs and disappointments. Women can face the loss of their own job or the loss of their husbands job. A job is not only the place where you gain provision for your family, it is also a place where relationships are built. What do you do when you or someone you love experiences a setback?  Here’s my story:

Steps to Take When Your Word Falls Apart

 1. Think Positive

No matter what happens to shake your world, it’s helpful to get a perspective on things. If “your world is falling apart” then your world is likely too small.

Lift up your eyes in gratitude to God. What can you thank Him for? Meditate on Scriptures like this:

“Be thankful in all circumstances,

for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”

1 Thessalonians 5:17

It is true that an attitude of gratitude will increase your latitude! So think positive.

2. Learn From Your Mistakes

I remember a teacher coming to me for counsel. She worked for the public schools so I was not her direct boss, but a mentor in her life. She talked about not being promoted for something. I gave her assignment to go to her boss and ask these questions: What am I doing well?  What am I not doing enough of?  What areas do I need to improve in?

I let her know a secret, often people don’t tell you what they really think unless you ask. If you humble yourself, ask for input, you will learn from your mistakes more quickly.

3. Walk in Faith

 It is important to process everything with eyes of faith. Even as you look honestly at your mistakes, do not allow any words to assault the essence of who you are as a person. Your identity in Christ is a much better truth to meditate on.

Don’t allow your situation to define you. God is the only One who truly knows your potential. Lots of successful people have have failed on the way to success.

Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Edison are two examples of men that just wouldn’t give up. They prevailed and left their mark on history. Many consider Abraham Lincoln to be one of the best United States presidents in American History. He was elected just in time to navigate a torn nation through the civil war. Without Thomas Edison, our days would be shorter without the light bulb he created. He was an expert at learning from his mistakes as a prolific inventor with over 1,000 US patents.

You Have a Destined “Fit”

You may not be the next president or master inventor, but you are God’s masterpiece (see Ephesians 2:10). You have been created for good works that God has just for you! As you walk with Him in humility, He will be the One who will raise you up, promote you and provide for you.  He will be the One who will lead you to live a life of purpose and fulfillment.

Inspiring Women Interview with Susan Heid

Inspiring Women – “The Confident Mom”

All moms have struggled at times with their own lack of confidence. You may have found yourself hesitant or unsure when faced with the unknowns of motherhood. Susan Heid has built an online community of moms who feel safe to be real with each other.

The Confident Mom

I met Susan Heid online when she contacted me about using 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Mom as a book study to encourage moms this summer. Listen to the Inspiring Women Show. 

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9 Traits of a Life-Giving Mom Online Book & Bible Study

From the first moment that I began to write 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Mom, I have had a heart to help moms overcome unresolved issues to become become better moms. I want to help moms find peace with imperfections so that we can all learn from our mistakes.

Online Book & Bible Study

9 Traits of a Life-Giving Mom Study

Susan Heid and will be hosting an 11 week Book & Bible Study. I will be providing a short video encouragement and an audio resource in addition to the book and study guide that is already available on Amazon.

You can connect with Susan’s Online Book & Bible Study here.  She has laid out everything you need to join her online course. Susan is an encourager. She will come along side you and help you in your journey be a Life-Giving Mom. She will help you gain more confidence as you put your trust in God. You can find Susan at

If you would like to use 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Mom to lead your own moms group online, in your church or neighborhood – Your first step is to order your book. You can order the book and study guide below.  Beginning May 29, 2014. You can check back for additional online videos and resources for your own mom’s group. 

9 Traits of a Life-Giving Mom is for MOMS of ALL ages.  It doesn’t matter the age of your children or the stage of your parenting – we all want to be the best mom for our child but so often we can feel like the worst. Is it Really Possible to heal the hidden places of our own hearts?  Yes, with God’s help!  9 Traits of a Life-Giving Mom will help you find peace with your imperfections, learn from your mistakes, overcome negative patterns and enjoy your journey as a mom.

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