Just in case any of you hit such moments, I'm sharing with you I have really been in a slump. I don't enjoy it at all. It is a good thing to go through....but I don't like it. In the meantime I keep cheering others on. The struggle is good for me and a necessary part of ministry. It reminds me of how many in this congregation might feel on any given day.
I'm in one of those zones where I don't feel like I'm getting much done. That's weird because I just finished a manuscript to a book I've worked on for five or six years. And, I'm now rewriting the Holy Spirit book; just cleaning it up a bit.
But I feel duddy.
You ever feel that way?
When I hit such times two things overwhelm me; the size of God and the amount of people who need to be reached. I can't seem to connect the two and they need to be connected. God is remarkable and amazing. People are valuable but basically indifferent to His existence. I have the knack of drawing the two together and lately I'm off.
I'm not discouraged with the church. Memorial is the ideal place to get to be. I'm just poopy about my load; it doesn't seem to move. I'm not overworked in the least. I'm underaccomplished.
What I'll do is the same thing I always do when these times come along. I'll wait. I learned a ways back I can't do anything apart from Him....so I'll wait. He'll show up.
Disappointed you didn't read this today and find a great bit of earth-shaking inspiration? Well....me too. Yet, even in our weakness I sense some readers would be encouraged to know that not every day is a mountain top for me. They aren't. Now you know....again.
Be encouraged. God will break in and when He does....yippee!