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On Being Stuck

Posted by Lorraine Serra on May 28, 2015 at 2:40 PM

I have been feeling sort of stuck for the past week. Has that ever

happened to you?


It is a feeling that can come and go from time to time. The very

nature of its sudden appearance and subsequent disappearance

makes me realize that we can all suffer a bit from the “overwhelm factor”.


It's as if I fall into a big hole piled up with too many tasks

to accomplish, too many goals to meet, too many voices

to answer to, those of others and those in my own head, too.

Is it burnout? Is it time for a break? Is it guilt?


Maybe it's the expectation that spring means

cleaning, weeding, mowing, and getting back in shape.

Yikes! I'm exhausted just thinking about it!


Whatever it is, it certainly makes me feel stuck,

unable to do anything at all!


My energy is low, my enthusiasm is shriveling,

and while I am still moving through the normal

activities of life, it seems so much the same old

same old. Can you relate?


It is so hilarious to me that I can burn with passion

about life and then flip flop in the opposite direction.

No wonder Jesus calls us to live for Him....to die to

self. Because the self can be so demanding, and

so disappointing!


Thank you, Jesus, that You

love me even when I am so weak and useless!!

I confess that my time spent in scripture has

been on hold for about one week. Oh, I have

listened to Christian music and watched

Christian TV. And my heart gets a little

nudge, my spirit feels like a starving child

in Sudan pleading for just one more bowl

of life-giving food.


Is that a startling picture to you? Well,

I know this picture is the reality for me.

I am starving, my Savior is right beside me,

where He always is, and I have been too

wrapped up in my weird self feelings to open

myself in order to be filled again.


Self....self scrutiny, self criticism, self

doubt......Turning away from my Lord

to focus on self....just look where it got me!!



I've been here before...No doubt I'll be

here again. But, if anyone else can benefit

from knowing you are not alone in

this, then let's get back in the scriptures

to find our hope, and our eternal joy, no

matter what else is on our plates!



Amen? Amen!


Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:

old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2 Corinthians  5:17


I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:13


For His mercies never fail. They are new every morning;

Great is Your faithfulness, O Lord!

Lamentations 3:22,23



 


 

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