For a couple of weeks err months I had been feeling stuck; stationary; inhibited.
The thing about feeling confined is that, with nowhere to move in front and behind, it makes it difficult to think about moving upwards. I mean, who wants to defy gravity when they can’t even move horizontally. If anything, the direction that you tend to move in is down. I had entered a very dark, little hole. . There is something about darkness that wipes away all hope, as days go by it depletes and worry and misery increase.
After months of toying with the idea, I decided to make an active step in the right direction; up. So I got up, went and had my hair cut. This cut is a bit more drastic than the others I’ve had. It serves as my reminder that I am leaving the past behind and letting go of any baggage acquired enroute. It reminds me to live uninhibited.
A few days ago I saw a picture of a caterpillars cocoon. The Holy Spirit used that picture to show me that there are seasons where confinement is necessary. It’s not in vain but an important part of the process. Attitudes formed in this season can make or break you down the road. Just because you are not flying now doesn’t mean that you don’t have the ability to fly. There is a time for everything. Just as we walk by faith, we have to sit by faith and ask God to speak to us in the quiet and sometimes heart wrenching seasons.
So here I am, still in a hole but inching to the top, and oh I see the light. I see God’s light and know that it will be okay. I will be just fine.
Here I am, still in a cocoon of sorts, so thankful for this season, my prayer and outlook in life has changed. Maybe it’s not as bad as I thought it was, it has made me question many things and realize that if you are really looking, God’s light can be seen in darkest of holes.
My prayer for you who feels stuck or as though you are sinking is, that you may feel God’s embrace and know that you are not alone. May God give you the desire to seek Him and His light. May He soften your heart to hear His words and bask in the warmth of His love. May God help you remember that you are not alone, even in the valley of the shadow of death. May you receive His peace and grace for the season. May He help you remember that you are loved and help you be able to discern the voices of the evil one. In Jesus name we pray and believe, Amen.
Here’s to getting out of the funk, being unstuck, living uninhibited and soaring.
Let us draw near to Him and He will draw near to us (James 4:8).
P.S if you would like to talk some more about feeling stuck, send me an email on email@example.com