Maybe we are fearful about what the future will hold if we try to do something different.
Words to SPARK your Heart-Song from our co-founder Sherry Douglas.
Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. Many people across the country are living in a winter wonderland. It’s been beautiful, but has also brought challenges. I saw photos of cars, trucks, and even snowplows, stuck in ditches. What I noticed is that even though the vehicles started out by themselves, they needed assistance from someone else to keep going. They needed others to help them get unstuck. That made me think about how as we live life, at some point, most of us get stuck. Maybe we stay in a job, a volunteer position, or a friendship when it’s no longer healthy for us. Maybe we are fearful about what the future will hold if we try to do something different. We’re stuck.
What every one of the drivers of those stuck vehicles had to do was put aside their pride, embarrassment, fear, or whatever other emotions they felt, and ask for help. It’s fairly simple really. We make a call, send a text, or look a person in the eye and say, “I need help.” Most people will respond with, “What do you need?” Answering that question may be problematic because sometimes we don’t know what we need. In the case of being stuck in the ditch, it’s obvious, we need pulled out. In the case of being stuck in life, we may need to say, “I’m not sure. I was hoping you could help me figure it out.”
The good news is that there is a God who wants you and me to include him in getting unstuck in any situation, be it a ditch or in life. Deuteronomy 31:8 says, “The Lord is the one who will go before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or abandon you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.” Let those words sink into your inmost being. We don’t have to be afraid or discouraged. The Lord goes before us and will be with us. If we seek him, he will definitely help us figure things out. He doesn’t want us stuck. He wants us to keep moving forward.
Live the way you want to be remembered. See you next time.