This week I have felt like I have been going around in circles, chasing my own tail. With so much stacked on my plate, I felt as if I really wasn't knocking any one of my tasks over. It's like a revolving door where you find yourself going around and around, doing the same old things. Raising kids, trying to build a career, blogging, laundry, appointments, dishes and so on... It gets repetitive and yet, you see very little progress. You wake up and do it all again the very next day. To me, it feels as if I'm stuck in a never ending cycle. Do you ever feel this way?
I'm a dreamer. I actually dream up stories for a living. I write about the scenarios and characters and places I long to be, even if it is just in my imagination. I essentially write my own escape time and time again. Yet, I also live my life dreaming. I thank God daily for this gift I call life. So much so, I dream of all the things God is going to use me for. When it doesn't move fast enough, I feel overwhelmed and well as the title of this blog says, I feel stuck. I feel as if my life is so short, I cannot possibly do everything God desires of me. But I am my own worst enemy. I put impossible expectations on myself, yet when I quiet my mind it is when He speaks.
If you have been following my posts this year, then you know that the Father has been repeating to me over and over again. Be still.... Not telling me to stop moving forward, and He's certainly not telling me to stop dreaming. He is simply telling me to BE in his presence. To go to him with my anxieties and worries and to let Him just soothe my ever moving, always thinking and planning mind.
Often the day to day things we do as women, make us feel a little stuck, because we don't see the massive changes that have already taken place. When I look at my life ten years ago, I see a woman who was floundering. I see a young woman who was learning to parent for the first time, trying to figure out how her husband thought, trying to understand what her purpose in life was and a woman who called on God when she needed Him, not spending time with Him just because...well, because He is Amazing!
When I look at my life now, I see a woman who is still learning, but so much further ahead in her journey. Who served the church, worshipped, completed a biblical Studies course, had more children, started writing books, and learned to love with her whole heart. I may still be trying to figure things out and constantly leaning on God for guidance, but I'm a lot more content. I talk with him all day, every day and understand that He is my everything! But that doesn't mean that the repetitive days don't come, it just means we need to be aware and grateful that we have days to appreciate at all!
Philippians 4:12-13 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
So, if you feel as if you are in a season where you too feel stuck, stop and talk with God. Or find a nice quiet place to just sit with a pen and paper and write down where you were ten years ago. Then jot down all the things you have done since that time. I promise you, it will kick start you anew. It will also remind you that you are never really stuck. God is always guiding you forward whether it feels like it or not.
Remember you don't have to try, do or be everything to everyone. There is so much we can do daily in our walk with God.
So tell me, what do you do when you feel stuck? What pulls you out? Is it talking with God, changing careers, volunteering, talking to a friend, switching up your routine or going on a new adventure?
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