I have a favor to ask you!
When I complain about the same thing, over and over again, will you ask me what steps I am taking to resolve that situation?
I know I can get stuck because I have been stuck before. When a situation comes up and blows my mind so much that I have no clue how to move forward – then I am stuck; even if I can’t verbalize it. It’s my own, personal wilderness.
I am sure you have been there, too. It isn’t a fun place to be. It might be the result of:
- a broken promise,
- a death of a person,
- a death of a dream,
- an issue that just doesn’t seem to ever get resolved.
When I seem to be on “repeat”, please get my attention and ask me if I plan to wallow in this place forever or If I am I interested in moving forward with my month, my year, my life.
I might not like being challenged like this. I might get angry with you. But they are words I need to hear from you, if you are my friend.
Sometimes I don’t even recognize I am stuck but those who are around me surely do. My prayer is that I lovingly receive your words of concern and take action, but I might not be ready to. If I am resistant, please be patient and keep praying for me. I am not sure how long I will be stuck. I don’t know how much of life will pass me by as I wander in the wilderness – let’s hope it isn’t 40 years! The truth is, I don’t want dwell in a place of loss and confusion. That is not how I want to spend my days.
I want to dwell in the Lord! But I may have just gotten stuck.