Have you driven your car in the rain on a dirt road? As the road gets more drenched with water the dirt road becomes muddier and thicker to drive in. I remember being on a Missions trip to Mexico and as our team was driving in this huge van we got stuck in the mud. My friend and I were in the very back. Our youth Pastor shouted through the front door, “we are stuck but if we all get out and push it should be easier.” And what do you know, it was! We got up and walked out and began to push and before we knew it we were back on the road heading back home, of course with mud as our souvenir.
The past 3 weeks I have felt so unmotivated. I haven’t wanted to walk in the morning, and I struggle to encourage myself to get back on the ball. I let my guard down and then I start letting little eating habits come back. True story: today as I was at work, my co-teacher briefly asked me if I had still been blogging, I was sitting down on the grass watching my students play in the sensory table. I answered and said no, and explained to her how I have been avoiding it, not feeling like doing it. I then stated, “Kim, I just feel stuck.” “Really stuck.” Exactly right after I said that one our students came by me. He said “ok,” and begins to grab my arm and lift it up. I was like what is he doing? I thought I had something on my hand, but he just began to brush it off, and then came behind me and said, “get up, Ms.Valerie, get up.” I was a little caught of guard. He tried his hardest to push me from behind and just kept saying “get up.” My eyes began to water as I felt the Holy Spirit whisper in my ear, “you have everything you need to get back up, you don’t have to stay here. Get up.” God used this handsome little boy to encourage me today. This struggle for me is real. It’s very frustrating at times. But how awesome God is to meet us exactly where we are at and tells us to keep going. He loves us so much. Wherever you find yourself whether it be stuck or feeling discouraged or unmotivated to finish something, GET UP!! Be honest about how you feel, but don’t sit in your discouraging state. Don’t be embarrassed to ask for help if you find yourself in the mud! God puts people in our lives for a reason, and He is right there as well. Much Love.
“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him. Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. “(Psalm 40:1-4 NIV)
Don’t be anxious with results, but be faithful in the process!