To ride the coming storms of life, I am asking you to jettison unnecessary ballast, which will weigh you down and stop you from keeping your head above the waves. It is not my intention that you struggle to stay above the waves but that you manage to walk on them and rise above the circumstances surrounding you. I have made you to be one who walks in victory, in confidence.
To do this, I am asking you to throw off mindsets and habits that will jeopardise your capacity to stride with confidence through life. I am asking you to prepare. I am asking you not to wait until you are in a storm but like the wise sailor, to ready the ship ahead of the storm; to batten down the hatches, and to ensure your anchor is planted deep in solid ground so that you are not storm-tossed but steady and sure.
We have this certain hope like a strong unbreakable anchor holding our souls to God himself. Our anchor of hope is fastened to the mercy seat in the heavenly realm beyond the sacred threshold, and where Jesus, our forerunner, has gone in before us. He is now and forever our royal Priest like MelchizedekHebrews 6:19-20 (TPT)
But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.James 1:6-8 (NIV)
Take time to sit with Holy Spirit and ask him the mindsets, beliefs, thoughts and habits that undermine your ability to stand firm whatever the circumstances.
Ask him if there are any habits he would like you to establish that will help you prepare for the season to come.