Have you ever gotten stuck in the mud and had to have someone help you out? The filthy, deep muck that our car or our feet may have been taken hostage by can put us in a panic that we may never be freed.
One time, we were clamming and geoducking in Alaska, and my feet got stuck in the deep mud. There was really nothing to grab onto because my friends were more than 10 yards away from me. I began to call out to them to come help me as I got more and more chilled and tried to not panic. It wasn’t long before they had me out of the mud. I sure was more careful about where I was the next time!
This, of course, makes me think about how we can get “stuck in the mud” in life. Sometimes we can get stuck more than once in our life because we are trapped in a pattern that keeps giving us the same result as the last time. Maybe it is in our relationships, or failures in the workplace. Maybe it is because we live with what our past has told us and how inadequate it makes us feel. We feel like we are on the outside looking in. We can feel unworthy and unimportant, and before we know it, we get stuck in isolation and depression and can’t seem to find our way out.
Maybe it is a habit or behavior we can’t seem to get out of, such as living in a chaotic and unorganized house. Maybe we just gave up on trying to eat healthily because we use food for comfort in our depression. Maybe we are stuck in the addiction of alcohol or prescription drugs and we have lost hope that we will ever be free of them. Maybe we gave up on a relationship with God because He doesn’t seem to care about what we are going through. Is that you?
Beginning today, make a strong decision to do what it takes to move out of the “mud” you are in and take one step. Let that step be to ask the Lord God to show you the way out, so your life can begin anew. Find a friend or someone you trust to walk with you and hold you accountable. You are worth the time and effort, and if you need proof of that, look in the Bible to see what He says about you. YOU are a treasure to Him. YOU are precious to Him. He loves, accepts, forgives and gives grace to YOU.
This Tuesday on Chained No More Talk Radio, our guest, author, trainer and speaker, Susan Young, will address this very subject. Her topic will be “Creating Positive Change and Transformation to Reach Your Goals.” She will share life-changing concepts and practical tools to get you started, so join us at 2-3pm ET at www.toginet.com.
You can download the podcast later at www.toginet.com/shows/chainednomore. Don’t miss it!
“For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7 READ THIS THREE TIMES AND LET IT SINK IN. It is for YOU; especially if you are “stuck in the mud.”